Anyone know a good way to tell where someone's logged on?

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by max98037, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. max98037

    max98037 Guest

    This has been a long time frustration of mine with Windows networks.

    I have yet to find a way to tell which workstation a user is currently
    logged into.
    Has anyone out there solved this or found something I've just overlooked for
    so long? Perhaps a script?
    max98037, Jan 13, 2006
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  2. max98037

    max98037 Guest

    My guess is that you are less than serious.

    Not exactly what I had in mind. We have a few hundred computers and I would
    need to VNC to every single one.

    Not to mention the phone calls about uncontrolled mouse movements :)
    max98037, Jan 14, 2006
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  3. 1) Use "psloggedon" from

    2) If NetBIOS is enabled on both yours and the remote computer, run a
    ping -a against the remote PC then run "nbtstat -a <ip address of remote
    computer>" to see the NetBIOS table of the remote PC. One of the entries is
    the currently logged on user IF a user is actually logged on.

    3) The Symantec System Center console (enterprise app) and most application
    deployment consoles such as Altiris and SMS will also tell you this
    Todd J Heron [MVP], Jan 14, 2006
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