What methods can I use to find out which users are connected to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device?

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
What methods can I use to find out which users are connected to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device?

I need to know which user's are connected to our Networked Attached Storage devices and also need to make sure that no one is connected before we power these devices down.

Since the Networked Attached Storage devices don't run any operating systems, we can't use the usual methods that would be used with Windows Servers and Workstations.
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    They do run an OS.   They have to, to work.

    If it does not have a control panel (try going to the address of it from a web browser) or have a shell system that you can access then you would need to go to each machines and check if it is connected.  If you are on a machine and check for logged in users using files on a NAS it will only show people logged into that system.

    Check the manual or seacrh onlne for details of its OS.  It does have one - honest
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    Just a side idea may or may not work
     how about netstat cmd prompt?
    Start>run> type in CMD pres enter then type in> netstat press enter

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