Log file for incoming remote access

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I need to find out if there is a log that is kept for incoming remote access users.  We are using Windows Server 2003 SMB and we have a remote agent that uses their user ID to log into our system by VPN.  I need to know if there is a log that would show the IP address and the time of logins.
Question by:ddawsonw
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    Hi, you can enable logging of RAS connections to the system event log on the W3K server.
    To enable logging go to Start > programs > administrative tools > Routing and Remote Access.

    In the RAS management console right click the computer name and select properties. Click the logging tab and select log all events.
    You may want to increase the size of your system event log after doing this depending on how many ras users you have.

    Here is a sample of what is logged:
    The user administrator has connected and has been successfully authenticated on port VPN5-127. Data sent and received over this link is strongly encrypted.

    The user administrator connected on port VPN5-127 has been assigned address

    The user administrator connected on port VPN5-127 on 11/14/2008 at 4:50 PM and disconnected on 11/14/2008 at 4:51 PM.  The user was active for 0 minutes 9 seconds.  1909 bytes were sent and 4446 bytes were received. The reason for disconnecting was user request.

    I hope this helps


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