User logon/logoff tracking

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Tom, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    Win2K3 SP1

    Is it possible to determine when a user has logged on and logged off a
    Win2K3 system? I just need to know when a user gets on and when they get
    off. If I can determine the amount of time on that would be an added bonus.
    1) Via Remote Desktop Connection
    2) Via normal logon/logoff AT the server
    3) Via FTP access
    4) Terminal Services
    5) Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server (v4.x or higher)
    Tom, Sep 10, 2006
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  2. In
    You could use a login script applied via Group Policy - linked to the OU
    where all your user accounts live. This should work for all domain logins
    (not FTP, tho).

    echo %date% - %time% - %username% has logged on at %computername%
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 10, 2006
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  3. Tom

    Tom Guest

    So, on a standard out-of-the-box basis Win2K3 doesn't do the login date/time
    or logoff date/time. Is this what I understand you conveying? Hence, a
    script is one way. Are there any utilities/programs or applications that
    will do this?
    Can I for MY logon/logoff session do the date/time stamping? It appears I
    could IF i do a batch script to execute the on/off times.
    Tom, Sep 11, 2006
  4. Tom

    Hank Arnold Guest

    You can turn on logging that will add entries to the Security Event log.
    But you'll still have to run some kind of script to calculate the length
    of time.

    Hank Arnold
    Hank Arnold, Sep 11, 2006
  5. Tom

    Tom Guest

    Are there separate 'codes' for local logons vs remote logons?
    How can I track FTP access then, too?
    Tom, Sep 11, 2006
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