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Hi. My CFO asked me to pull a VPN report that will list maybe for the month of which users logged on to our network and for how long per session. Is there a simple way to do this instead of me going through all the LOG reports on the eventviewer.

Please advise?
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To get an answer on this you need to give some more details like what you use for your VPN.
Most VPN systems will allow you to pull reports on who used it and for how long.
You need to have a quick look in the manual or hunt round the admin screen.
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Hi. I use normal windows vpn acess. I create a connection via windows. Anything else you need to know?
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Windows does not have a VPN server by default... what do you connect into.
You either have software installed on the server or a VPN hardware box.
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I connect to my Domain Controller
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I stand corrected..  I looked it up and WIndows does have a VPN built in

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>>> A. Microsoft supports a fully-featured PPTP-based remote access server in Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft supports a fully-featured L2TP/IPSec-based remote access server in Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003.

>>> Microsoft also supports a single-connection PPTP and L2TP/IPsec-based remote access server in Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server (standalone), Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista (all versions) through the Incoming Connections feature of the Network Connections folder. For information about Incoming Connections for Windows XP, see Incoming connections. For information about Incoming Connections for Windows Vista, see Set up an incoming VPN or dial-up connection.

>>> Microsoft supports a Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) remote access server in Windows Server 2008. For more information about SSTP, see The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol and the Routing and Remote Access Blog.
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Sorry - I didn't know that it had that

Have a look at the notes here :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783498(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_2

on setting up logging.  Its not going to be great but it should give you the info you need and with a bit of time to search through it and tidy it up you should be able to present it to the boss.

If you do make heavy use of VPN then it would be *far* better to move towards a seperate hardware box.
Better security, Better logging, More stable...
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HI. Thanks. As i mentioned in my question i currently use the Logs of the eventviewer but it takes too long. I was looking for some sort of report. We do have a new tool which i am implementing but i needed this info prior to implementation. Thanks anyway
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