MS Windows 2008 Server - logon/logoff reporting

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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?

Question by:tcampbell_nc
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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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


Author Comment

ID: 34973195
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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timgbaldwin earned 2000 total points
ID: 35325403
You can try WinReporter or NetWrix Logon Reporter. Just google them. both have reporting, and custom reporting for logon/logoff

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ID: 35488656
Both look good.


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