Microsoft Active Directory stores user logon history data in the event logs on domain controllers. Starting from Windows Server 2008 and up to Windows Server 2016, the event ID for a user logon event is 4624. These events contain data about the user, time, computer and type of user logon. Using the PowerShell script provided above, you can get a user login history report without having to manually crawl through the event logs.


Open the PowerShell ISE → Run the following script, adjusting the timeframe:

# Find DC list from Active Directory
$DCs = Get-ADDomainController -Filter *
# Define time for report (default is 1 day)
$startDate = (get-date).AddDays(-1)
# Store successful logon events from security logs with the specified dates and workstation/IP in an array
foreach ($DC in $DCs){
$slogonevents = Get-Eventlog -LogName Security -ComputerName $DC.Hostname -after $startDate | where {$_.eventID -eq 4624 }}
# Crawl through events; print all logon history with type, date/time, status, account name, computer and IP address if user logged on remotely
 foreach ($e in $slogonevents){
 # Logon Successful Events
 # Local (Logon Type 2)
 if (($e.EventID -eq 4624 ) -and ($e.ReplacementStrings[8] -eq 2)){
 write-host "Type: Local Logon`tDate: "$e.TimeGenerated "`tStatus: Success`tUser: "$e.ReplacementStrings[5] "`tWorkstation: "$e.ReplacementStrings[11]
 # Remote (Logon Type 10)
 if (($e.EventID -eq 4624 ) -and ($e.ReplacementStrings[8] -eq 10)){
 write-host "Type: Remote Logon`tDate: "$e.TimeGenerated "`tStatus: Success`tUser: "$e.ReplacementStrings[5] "`tWorkstation: "$e.ReplacementStrings[11] "`tIP Address: "$e.ReplacementStrings[18]

Review the results:


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