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Script to Display Last Login time

Posted on 2009-03-31
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Hello,

We have a few windows 2003 terminal servers on a windows 2003 domain.  We want either a software widget or some way that will display a pop up for users when they log on that shows when the last time they logged in.  We were given the following script which will run and display the last login time.  Here is the problem.  If we put this script in the startup folder, they have to log into the terminal server to get the script to run so it will tell them there last login time was a few seconds ago (which is correct, but not what we need).  I dont know if there is a way to display the 2nd to last login or a better way to run the script, but any help would be appreciated. Script is attached.  Thanks.
On Error Resume Next
Dim User
Dim UserName
Dim UserDomain
Dim WshNetwork
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objDomain = getObject("LDAP://rootDse")
UserDomain = objDomain.Get("dnsHostName")
UserName = WshNetwork.UserName
Set User = GetObject("WinNT://" & UserDomain & "/" & UserName & ",user")
MsgBox "The last time " & UserName & " logged on was: " & vbCRLf & vbCRLf & User.LastLogin

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Justin_W_Chandler earned 500 total points
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Here you go! It is presently set up to display the last logon for a fixed number of seconds. You can specify how long it displays in const_displayDelay. Alternatively, it can be set to just display a window with the information and stay open until a key is pressed or the X is clicked. I can add this for you, as it's a pretty minor addition.

Justin Chandler
@echo off
 
:: set the folder for the logs to be stored here
set const_logFolder=c:\users.log
 
:: set the number of seconds to display the last logon here
set const_displayDelay=5
 
title Last logon
mode con cols=22 lines=4
color 17
if not exist "%const_logFolder%" call :proc_makeLogFolder
echo.
if exist "%const_logFolder%\%username%.log" type "%const_logFolder%\%username%.log"
ping -n %const_displayDelay% 127.0.0.1>nul
echo  Your last logon was:>"%const_logFolder%\%username%.log"
echo    %date:~4% %time:~0,-6%>>"%const_logFolder%\%username%.log"
goto :eof
 
 
:proc_makeLogFolder
md "%const_logFolder%"
attrib "%const_logFolder%" +h
goto :eof

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24281518---Display-last-logon-ti.txt
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by:delmarvamonkey
ID: 24031070
I get an error when I run this script.

Windows Script Host
Line: 3
Char: 12
Error: Expected '='
Code: 800A0F3
Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error
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by:Justin_W_Chandler
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This is not a VBScript... it's a batch script. Just rename the attached file to LOGONTIME.CMD and put it in your startup folder.
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by:delmarvamonkey
ID: 24031441
Doh!  This will handle multiple users logging into the same terminal server, correct?  It looks like it.
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by:Justin_W_Chandler
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Absolutely it will.
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