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How to capture user Log in and Log out timings in xls or word doc on a Win2k DOmaino

Posted on 2004-08-24
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Hi All,

I have a Windows 2000 Server which is configured as a AD Domain Server.
In this domain I have got some groups of users who log in to the domain from a Win2k Pro desktop.

Now I want to capture log in and log out timings along with the date of a particular group of users in to a xls or doc format. How should I go about it. It should get appended in to the xls or doc file. My main aim is to find out and improve my process so that I know who works for what time and when,

Thanks & Regards
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Your Event viewer keeps a log of successful logons and offs. (not very pretty to look at)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/maintain/monitor/logonoff.mspx

The only thing I can think of is using logon and off scripts that will append the data you want to a file.

I found this sample posted by PeteLong and Spiderfix

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Add this to the login script, or place it as a batch file in the users startup directory

::Begin

date/t>>filename.txt
echo %computername%>>filename.txt
echo %ClientName% >> Filename.txt            
echo %username%>>filename.txt

::End

you can change the path to filename.txt to server share to hold the info centrally
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That will automatically store the info in a txt file.
You could use excel or maybe even access to import the data and to format it to your likings. ( I am not that strong with excel)
Hope this helps
KaBaaM
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If I place it as a batch file in users startup directory they will be able to remove it, which I dont want. Also if we store it centrally using the same batch file they will also need access to that share.

How do I automate it for 8 users only to login the timings into a xls file and keep it centrally without them being able to access the share. How to add this script through their login script. Do I just create 8 different batch files attach them into their login scripts.

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You can use the same script for all users. Either you can attatch it to the user profile (same for all)
or assign it using a GPO for the domain.
http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/1474241
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