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who logged in my computer ?

Posted on 2003-11-12
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hi everyone:

i get today at work and i found that my desktop was active. i have my box set up in a way that after 20 minutes it locks the desktop and unless i enter my pass no one should be able to log in. there is a very curious person that was in the office at that time (before i showed up) and i wanna be sure that no one has my password other than me. i would like to know if there is any logs that i can check to see if there were any attemps to log in my machine this morning before i showed up.

i know that there is an event viwer but i have never play with it,

can anyone help me with this ???

thanks,

rene
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Question by:chrome2000
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juliancrawford earned 50 total points
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What you need to do is enable auditing on the pc so that you can check on login attempts.
Control Panel>Administratve Tools>Local Security Policy>Local Policies>Audit Policy
Now you need to enable
Audit account logon events - Success/Failure
Audit logon events - Success/Failure

Now when you check the event viewer in the security tab you can see who has logged on and at what time :)
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by:Leventis
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 Personaly I would change the password, just to make sure that no one else would use it.. :)
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by:irkyall2
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You can purchase any desktop security product - using the USB token or smart card (or even biometry) to protect access to your computer - there is a great many of vendors providing such solutions.
I personally use Dekart Logon (reliable and not expensive).
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by:chrome2000
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thanks to all of you guys for your time

irkyall2:

i will look into those devices

thanks,

rene
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