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

Posted on 2008-06-17
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i havea  new gc at a location and i want to see if anyone is loggin into it how would you do this
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by:ryansoto
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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 2000 total points
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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.
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by:zenworksb
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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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by:ryansoto
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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?
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by:zenworksb
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yes and made it a GC
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