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By homeflash ·
Is there anyway that NT workstation or any nt command can track a user logon to see whether user is running more than one session
on one computer? (please do not guide me to use NT server) I want to know if NT workstation has such command or ability

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by M.A.S. Matrix In reply to Track users session

IT SURE DOES, YOU CAN USE AUDITING ON WORKSTATION AS WELL AS SERVER. YOU CAN FIND IT UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS.

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by Baziite In reply to Track users session

You can install remote administration tools for win NT on a workstation and from user manager for domains you can enable auditing on logon and logoffs .

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by ShaneHage In reply to Track users session

Many individuals use the Event Log to monitor the number of users.

I had a similar issue to what your asking. Our management wanted to have a database that maintained a list of users currently logged on, time/date of logon, time/date of logoff, machine name, IP address and some other information that we could gather.

What I did was to setup a Clustered Microsoft SQL 6.5 Server (using Microsoft Cluster Server 1.0) and a shared RAID Array. We did this to have a relatively high level of service. Next, I created a Visual Basic 6.0 application (you can use any language/scripting language you want) that would be kicked off via login script. This executable would collect the necessary information and update the SQL Database accordingly.

As a result of this effort, we developed scripts to automatically delete user accounts that had not logged in for 6 months and various reports that the business requested. In addition, we had an email sent to the user if they had 2 or more machines logged on at the same time - asking them to please logoff if the extra machines were not in use (for security reasons).

If all you need is a list of users, login times and machine names, you can do that quite easily with most scripting languages. A free language KIXTART (NT Resource Kit) is decent. You can also try WSH, VBScript, JavaScript or WinBatch if you are more familiar with those.

One thing that we really need to know is whether or not you intend to kick the user off (deny login) immediately from the 2nd system or is this just for reporting purposes?

I would be more than happy to help you out with this project. Just write to me Consultant@ShaneHage.com

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