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By c4mis3 ·
I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO FIND OUT THE LOGIN HISTORY FOR USERS ON A PARTICULAR MACHINE IN WINDOWS. I KNOW YOU CAN SEARCH FOR *.PWL TO FIND THE NAME OF THE PASSWORD FILES. IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY?

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by stevenm1 In reply to lOGIN HISTORY

On windows NT all you have to do is enable auditing but it sounds like you are using a win9x OS in which case there is no way that is built into the OS BUT it can be done. Create a batch file that simply contains:
cd >> c:\logins.txt
or somethingsimelar and put it in the startup group of EVERY user. ***You need to be using user profiles for this to work!*** as well as the startup group of the default profile (usually %windir%\start menu\Programs\startup)

To enable profiles goto Passwords in control pannel and click on user profiles tab.

The way the batch file works is when "cd >> c:\logins.txt" runs it starts in that users profile directory tree somewhere and redirects the directory command output to a file named logins.txt that it continually appends to. ***be sure not to delete that file just replace everything with a blank line when you need to clean it out. Optionally you could add "date >> c:\logins.txt" and "time >> c:\logins.txt" to the batch file to get the date and time of each logi

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by david In reply to lOGIN HISTORY

If you are using Nt then go to start > programs > Administrative tools > Windows NT diagnostics. When that opens go to the network tab and that will show you who has logged in and what DC authenicated them.

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