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Trap domain Login/Logoff events

Posted on 2004-09-22
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is there anyway I can trap user Login/logoff events on a domain controller and/or workstation?

I am using W2K server with Active Directory. Workstations are a mix of XP prof and Win2K.

I have looked at using Audit and the Event log but the requirement is for a "real time" response to a login/logoff. Anyway the Event log does not report a log off.

Any suggestions welcome....  

/Richard
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by:David Lee
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I don't know of a way to "trap" the event itself.  Of course the login event triggers the running of a login script and you can also have a logout script which can trigger action as the user logs off (see link below).  So you could trigger some sort of action using those.  You could also use the event log and have your program check it for login/logout events every second, taking action when it found one.  The third approach is to configure a program to run each time the user logs in.  Set the program so it isn't generally visible to the user, making it tougher for them to kill it.  Put code in the program's Terminate event and take action as it is shutting down, which should only occur as the user logs off/shuts down the machine.  Without knowing what it is you plan to do when the event occurs I don't know fi these are viable options or not.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/community/columns/tips/2kscript.mspx
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by:RanjeetRain
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Read the System log.
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Here is some ASP source code. It wont be difficult porting it to VB.

http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/chapters/ASPNET2/ch02.9.shtml
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code links were good but not really what I am looking for....

Thanks for your time
/richard
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