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How do I find the last logged in user name  in a particular system that is in Domain?
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You should be able to find it in the registery here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI
String - LastLoggedOnUser = DOMAIN\User.Name

Hope this helps.
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Hi Experts,

I Found the answer and Here it is

Go to the Event Manager-> Security Logs

Sort the Logs by Event ID and Look for ID No: 528 ( Logon / Log off). This Displays the Name of the User Logged in / Logged off.

The latest by Time stamp for this event points the Last user logged in / Logged off.

Note : This will Contains System ID's as well
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Hi Bryan

Sorry that I Couldn't Find the registry key Authentication under

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

In the System.

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Sorry that didnt help.  Glad you were able to find it though.
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Just to fill in, if you have multiple DCs it will only be logged on the DC that did the authentication. It will not replicate this information with other DCs.

To be 100 per cents certain, you should check the log on every DC and check find the latest timestamp.

Tools like EventCombMT is helpful in cases like this.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=7AF2E69C-91F3-4E63-8629-B999ADDE0B9E&displaylang=en
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This Works
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