Looking for a XP utility that can tell me where some one is logged on to.

Posted on 2003-03-18
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I get calls from people who's accounts have been continually get locked because they change their passords on one pc while still being logged on to another with their old credentials. Since they can't remember where else they have logged on it takes time finding pc. I'm looking for a XP utility that can tell me what pc client is logged on to. On NT there was a utility called "GetCulprit" does any one know of somthing like this for XP.

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I do not understand problem. I can log onto mor than one machine. If I change password on one, I can still work other. It is rather simple to also log off and back on with new password.

> Since they can't remember where else they have logged on

Now this is a very real employee disciplinary problem. If they are stupid enough to violate security and never log off of a system, they sure better know where on god's earth they were when they were logging in. IMO you have serious problem with corporate policy, or administration, enforcement, or employee misbehavior. Or all of the above.

Since you may not have sufficient credentials of your own to influence policy or employee, what you may want to to is research good way to automatically log them off after a time. I do not personally think that is so good in itself.

> people who's accounts have been continually get locked

This I also don't understand. What is it that locks what? Some applications? Recycling should suffice. I have not such problem. Maybe they just keep forgetting new password, and that locks them.  I suggest consideration of a more hands off approach - by adding delays to your excellent help, the abusive users may finally get the idea that to improve their access times, they need to become more responsible.

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Find out who's logged In and where.

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NBTscan is a program for scanning IP networks for NetBIOS name information. It sends NetBIOS status query to each address in supplied range and lists received information in human readable form. For each responded host it lists IP address, NetBIOS computer name, logged-in user name and MAC address.

This program is a successor of a perl script with the same name and does essentially the same thing, being much faster though. NBTscan produces a report like that:

IP address          NetBIOS Name     Server    User                            MAC address
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       MYCOMPUTER                    JDOE                        00-a0-c9-12-34-56        WIN98COMP       <server>  RROE                       00-a0-c9-78-90-00    DPTSERVER       <server>  ADMINISTRATOR    08-00-09-12-34-56

First column lists IP address of responded host. Second column is computer name. Third column indicates if this computer shares or is able to share files or printers. For NT machine it means that Server Service is running on this computer. For Windows 95 it means that "I want to be able to give others access to my files" or "I want to be able to allow others to print on my printer(s)" checkbox is ticked (in Control Panel/Network/File and Print Sharing). Most often it means that this computer shares files. Third column shows user name. If no one is logged on from this computer it is same as computer name. Last column shows adapter MAC address.

See http://www.inetcat.org/software/nbtscan.html

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