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View last user logged into workstation

I'd like to be able to tell who logged into a workstation last as well as get the time and date. I've done some searching on the net and found a number of server based solutions, but wanted to see if it was stored natively in Windows without installing a third part software package. Windows shows the last user logged in when I get to a login screen, so I was hoping it pointed to a file or registry entry with the information. The PCs are in a domain environment.

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bradleys40Commented:
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hlarseCommented:
Open your event viewer.  Take a look at the Security log.  Filter for event 528.  You can also filter out system as a user.
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Wookie68Author Commented:
i've got a listing of about 300 workstations I'd like to be able to look at in an automated fashion.  Looking for stragglers that folks aren't using anymore to try and recapture some resources. I had hoped for a reg key or something I could read remotely for a log. I'm going to wait and see if I get any other replies and in the mean time will do some research on remote viewing of events and such.

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hlarseCommented:
Well, how about HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\DefaultUserName?
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Wookie68Author Commented:
That definitely gets part of it... is the time and date in there somewhere also as well?
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hlarseCommented:
Hi Wookie68,  I'm not aware of a date/time record in the registry as to the last logon event.
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Wookie68Author Commented:
I'll take what I can get. Thanks for the help!
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Wookie68Author Commented:
Thanks for the help!
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