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[urgent]Can I retrieve the username of those who access the server/computer?

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Hi! I have windows 2000, How can I retrieve the username of those who access the computer? please help! can it be done?

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by:Jay_Jay70
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i don't think so without using some sort of software, reason being is that it is a complete broach of security and privacy
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by:JackOfPH
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Can i view it in the LOG file? I want to retrieve those who accessed it in the last 3 months.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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if you have auditing enabled then you can view users who logged in butnot their passwords

if you have got auditing enabled in group policy then i am afraid not my friend
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what is auditing?
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auditing keeps a record of failed and successfull logon attempts within a domain

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=300549
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Okey will try....
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by:JackOfPH
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it is a server connected to a server. The domain does not resides in that server in it is in the other server although it is a memeber of the domain. CAn I still retrieve the username?
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if you enable auditing for the policy that affects that server then yes, but this will only help you in the future, it wont give you anything from the past
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for some reason i misread your question and somewhere got the idea that you were looking for passwords.....i apologise for my first two dribbling posts, auditing will give you what you need for future
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by:Rich Rumble
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There are tools like Snare and Gfi's SELM that can send emails to alert you of such activity
http://www.intersectalliance.com/projects/SnareWindows/  http://www.gfi.com/lanselm/
-rich
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