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How do I find the IP with only a UserID?

By techrepublic ·
I am trying to remotely fix desktop issues without interaction from the user or requiring the user to show me what their IP address is before I can help. How might I find out only which machine a user is currently logged into in my environment?

I have so far found the following resources but neither have allowed me to accomplish this:

1) http://bink.nu/Article1452.bink - This site talks about a beta program being released by microsoft but it has not yet been released. I think this would help once it comes out but I need it sooner than that.

2) psloggedon.exe - This is a tool from sysintervals.com but it displays all computers the PC has ever logged into and not which they are currently logged into. It also has to access the registry of each PC which is very time-consuming and with over 2000 desktops in our enviroment it's not a good solution.

I do not have access to the WINS or DNS Servers nor the Domain Controller although I do have admin rights on the network and on every PC. I also have access to the admin tools for active-directory to manage the user OU.

Environment: On domain using Active-Directory.
PCs: All Windows XP - approx 2000 machines.
IDs: All standard naming convention

Please, if you give a solution, explain how to do it or reference a website that does. Thanks!

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by sner55 In reply to How do I find the IP with ...

Do a net send to the user, then nbtstat -c. They do need messenger enabled, and would have to close the pop-up window.

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by techrepublic In reply to

Messenger unfortunately is disabled in our network. Thanks.

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by GeoffMichael In reply to How do I find the IP with ...

A freeware product, Network View, will locate all computers on a network and identify them by computer name and IP address.

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by techrepublic In reply to

Network view is nice for other purposes but I just need a realtime way to find the last login for multiple ip ranges. This one takes a long time and floods the network more than I need to. Thanks again for the suggestion.

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by rswillmn In reply to How do I find the IP with ...

Use Angry IP Scanner. If ou know the subnet that the user's pc is on, you can run the scan and then sort on different fields such as IP, computer name, user name, etc.

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by techrepublic In reply to

Floods the network more than necessary. I just need a simple tool for just IP addresses/userids. Thanks though.

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by titus.ong In reply to How do I find the IP with ...

Hi,

I'm still using this utility to check on current logon users. You can email me at titus_ong72@yahoo.com.sg and I can sent you the file to try

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by techrepublic In reply to

Thanks for going the extra mile although it wasn't the best solution, it was the closest :)

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by techrep In reply to How do I find the IP with ...

netsh wins server \\"winsservername" show name name=username endchar=03

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by techrepublic In reply to

Don't know why but it didn't work. Probably rights issue.

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