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Monitoring server logons

Posted on 2009-07-10
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I need to monitor when people logon to a Windows server through RDP or from the console.
How can I do this?
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Pretty simple:
use the local policy or GPO to configure auditing

For local:
gpedit.msc
browse to Computer Config\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Audit Policy

Enable Auditing for "Audit Logon Events".

Any logons will then be logged in the security log.
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The boxes are greyed out.
This is a domain controller, does this matter?
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Yes, that does matter.
In this case you can do the same in the "Default Domain Controllers" Policy in Active Directory.
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