MS Windows 2008 Server - logon/logoff reporting

I have had a customer ask the following:

Is there any way to run a report of some kind that lists every users' log in and log out times?

I'm looking for a computerized time clock of sorts.  I remember in Novell I could get a systems report that listed users and their log in data.  But I don't know if such a thing exists in Windows.

I googled, and found a lot about vbs scripts, and batch files.  I think the customer is looking for something a little more elegent, and user friendly.

Is there a reporting function built-in to Win 2008?  

If not, is there a third party reporting tool that is able to glean this information from AD and generate a "management" report?

Thanks
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tcampbell_ncAsked:
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timgbaldwinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can try WinReporter or NetWrix Logon Reporter. Just google them. both have reporting, and custom reporting for logon/logoff
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
There is no built-in tools for that. But you can try with trial version (and finally buy software) of Security Explorer's Auditing feature.

Please check that
http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/activeadmin/features.asp

Regards,
Krzysztof
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tcampbell_ncAuthor Commented:
Sorry, but I dont see where that generates reports for logon/logoff.  I see where it reports on changes made to AD, but not user activity.
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tcampbell_ncAuthor Commented:
Both look good.

Thanks
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