Solved

Using event viewer to record hostname changes

Posted on 2004-09-16
1
545 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Our Windows 2000 SP4 server had an unexpected name change this morning and we want to be able to check/enable logging of any hostname changes so they appear in Event Viewer. Is there any way to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:Maleboligia
1 Comment
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
graye earned 100 total points
ID: 12078017
Oddly enough, the event viewer already records that kind of data....

The "Computer" field in any one of the Event Viewer logs shows the name of the computer at the time that record was made.   So detect when a computer's name got changed, just look at this field for the old vs. new name.   We use this behavior to determine when a PC got installed into the network (vs when it got loaded and then later Ghosted to the client PC).

Did you need more?



0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
As a business owner, there are many things that keep you up at night. Profit margins, employee retention, human resource protocols, whether your product or service will remain competitive. When you own or manage a technology company that operates la…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question