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I have a windows 2003 domain.  I am trying to find either the name of a users laptop or its IP Address.  All I have to work with is their Log On Name.  Is there any way to track this information down?
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Are they on the network connected in some way ie wireless, wired ??

If so then you can use LAN View

http://www.jxdev.com/

Download and run it as a free trial

I take it you don't know the mac addresses of the network card(s) or have a file server that you know the said user accesses a lot of the time as you may be able to go to the computer management console for that server ( right click my computer --> Manage --> sharing )

And see what shares they are accessing and you may be able to do it that way ( cant remember if this will give you the right info or not )

The other way of doing it is to make a startup script whether bat, vbs or the likes that will write a log file to a network share they use with the info ie ip address, hostname, mac address etc etc
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I guess If you know if the user is accessing shares in one of your servers you can connect to the server and check the "computer management console" under the "shares/sessions"; it will give you the username and the computer name. That's one way to achieve your goal.
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You can use dsquery or dsget from the command line or you can download this program.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897545.aspx
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If Lan View doesn't do what you want, you can use PSTools which is officially supported by Microsoft:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897545.aspx
The guy that wrote it, Mark Russinovich, is a flipping GENIUS.
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A common domain method would be to log the data to an event or send it off somewhere else, via a logon script.  For example to get client machine name, and some typical user information in a local NT Event, open gpedit.msc, go into User Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Logon/Logoff), and add a logon script like the following.  You could add just about anything into this and get whatever you need, following up with setting it in your Default Domain Policy so it fires anytime anybody logs in anywhere; or in a different GPO set to a specific OU for just a subset of users.


On Error Resume Next



Set sh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")



'obtain user volatile environment variables

clientname = sh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%CLIENTNAME%")

computername = sh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%COMPUTERNAME%")

logonserver = sh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%LOGONSERVER%")

sessionname = sh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%SESSIONNAME%")

userdnsdomain = sh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%USERDNSDOMAIN%")



'post application log event

Set wshnetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

user = wshnetwork.Username

userdomain = wshnetwork.UserDomain

Sh.LogEvent 4, "LOGON by " & user & Chr(13) _

  & "From " & clientname & Chr(13) _

  & "To " & computername & Chr(13) _

  & "LogonServer is " & logonserver & Chr(13) _

  & "SessionName is " & sessionname & Chr(13) _

  & "UserDomain is " & userdomain & Chr(13) _

  & "UserDNSDomain is " & userdnsdomain & Chr(13)

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by:ChiefIT
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AngryIPscan will usually do this for you.
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angry ip scan is good and free although maybe personal opinion but I found LAN view pretty good - what ever works really :)
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