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  • Question

  • How to  find out where a specific user is logged on . In my organization there are 10000 + workstations. I wants check that a how many machine a specific user has logged on.
    Nirmal Singh IT Administrator
    Friday, July 8, 2011 1:14 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    this can be done using logs in event viewer and you have to filter successful logon of the user.

    Another simple way for tracking is:

    • To create a Batch file using this script user: %username% computer: %computername% date: %date% >> \\Server\Share\Logons.txt (I supposed here that you created a share on a server that will be used to store logons dates and the used computer for logon of your user).
    • Deploy the script as a logon script and apply it on your user. To apply the group policy only on your user, you can link it at the domain level and then give only the user the Apply group policy and Read permission on the group policy).

    Once deployed, you will get a text file named Logons.txt with all informations that you need.

    I just see that it is simpler to proceed like that.

     


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    • Marked as answer by Nirmal Singh Monday, July 11, 2011 9:50 AM
    Friday, July 8, 2011 1:33 PM