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how to i see a user's activity?

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I think one of my users is trying to log into my server. How can i check a user's activity on sbs 2003?
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loki_loki earned 500 total points
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enable auditing in the local security policy in the administrative tools in control panel.  You can audit for login failures and see who is trying to access the server.
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by:Bigmerv307
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Thx for the quick response. Do i need to reboot the server after this is enabled? Is this a 1 2 3 process?
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by:meko72
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Yes its a 1 2 3 process, no reboot.

 
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by:hermidae
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You can configure the system to log the successful or/and unsuccessful logins so you can view it into the event viewer or export it to another system, for example via syslog with a tool like snare or similar, to further review or to be processed in real time.

Try this:

Run -> mmc.exe
File -> Add or remove snap-in
Add
Group Policy Object Editor
Add
Check local system
Finish
Close
Accept

Then browse to:
Local Policy -> Machine configuration -> Windows configuration -> Security configuration -> Local policies -> Audit Policy

Then configure the audit for the items you need, for example the login.
 
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