Is there any way to monitor daily user logon time on DC?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by You''ll never walk alone, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Management want me to monitor several users' first logon time daily so they
    can know when these users come to work everyday.

    I make a research and find that on different DCs "the last logon time" is
    different for same user because of different authentication servers when user
    logon on.

    I also find that many users logon with different mode. Some users log-off &
    shutdown their PCs before leaving but some ones just lock them.

    I don't know how to start, can someone give me a suggestion?
    You''ll never walk alone, Mar 17, 2006
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  2. You can enable auditing for account logon events. These with appear in
    Event Viewer/Security on the DC. But if users are logging onto different
    DCs, you would have to check each one. I'm not sure whether an event is
    recorded for a user who simply 'logs on' from a password protected screen

    You can also do it the old fashioned way. Use a logon script which copies a
    text file to a network share - something like:

    echo %username% logged on to %computername% at %Date% %time%
    Doug Sherman
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Mar 17, 2006
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  3. You''ll  never walk alone

    Ken Aldrich Guest

    Ken Aldrich, Mar 17, 2006
  4. Hi,

    will logon scripts run if user only lock-on and unlock their desktop
    then? Or is there existing any place to put a script to record when user
    logon & log-off with any way?

    I am also thinking of using some eventlog query tool. Could you please
    recommen several ones from Microsost or third-party?
    You''ll never walk alone, Mar 19, 2006
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