how do you know who is logged on to a local gc

Posted on 2008-06-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
i havea  new gc at a location and i want to see if anyone is loggin into it how would you do this
Question by:zenworksb
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ID: 21805826
Do you mean a domaon controller not a GC (global catalog)?

You can go into the security logs in event viewer and look for the log on and log off events.
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ScooterAnderson earned 500 total points
ID: 21805838
Open ComputerManagement and go to SharedFolders:Sessions.  That will show you who/what computers have an open connection to your server...

It's a bit more cryptic, but you could also open a command prompt and issue:
netstat -ano

and view the actual TCP & UDP connections open/time-wait on your server.

Author Comment

ID: 21806191
why would the users not be logging into the local DC i have a server in there location as a GC and in sites and services dedicated the subnet for them
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Expert Comment

ID: 21806215
the local clients should be contacting the local DC as long as it was set up in sites and services correctly.
You created a new site then added that DC to the site?

Author Comment

ID: 21806798
yes and made it a GC

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