Monitoring "specific user" login activities

Is there a way to monitor, or log, whenever a specific username is used on the domain? To watch when the account was used throughout the day, and what computers/servers it was used on?

Using a Server 2003 AD domain with Windows XP computers...  on 6 sites... all sites see each other.
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Check the event logs of the domain controller?

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OdyChrisAuthor Commented:
Yeah thats what I was afraid of... :( I have 12 DCs, 2 at each site... :(
Mike KlineCommented:
Third part tools can really help with event log management.  You could also give eventcomb a try

It is a free tool from Microsoft, haven't tested against 12 DCs myself.


Manage Engine AD Audit, you can download the software, its free for 30 days.
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

I used a minor modification of this method to capture logon / logoff events:

It'll only give you interactive logon and won't help at all if everyone just locks their machines (or wanders away with them unlocked). But it's free, very easy to implement and gets you some of the tracking you're after.


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