Tying user logged into PC (Computer anme)

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by SeanKav, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. SeanKav

    SeanKav Guest

    Is there any command/window which will show what AD user is logged into a
    particular AD computer (AD computername)? Spent more than an hour looking for
    what should be straightforward question. Apologies in advance. Thanks, Sean
     
    SeanKav, Oct 3, 2007
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  2. SeanKav

    Jorge Silva Guest

    Hi
    AD doesn't track down the user connections, you send credentials to a DC and
    you are off and on your own, AD don't care if you are there or not.
    You can enable auditing of authentications to see who is authenticating but
    that doesn't tell you anything about current state.
    However there are some tools that may give you some statistics, but they're
    not 100% reliable:

    http://www.rlmueller.net/Logon5.htm

    View and Limit connections to Workstations Limit Login

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2005/05/UtilitySpotlight/

    Limiting a user's concurrent connections in Windows Server 2003, Windows
    2000, and Windows NT 4.0

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237282

    You can use PsLoggedOn from MS Sysinternals to check which machine a given
    user is logged on.

    PsLoggedOn -l Jorge

    Will return something like

    Domain\Jorge logged onto Wkst01 locally.

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    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.


    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
     
    Jorge Silva, Oct 3, 2007
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