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How do i find the computers/resources that are authenticating using a particular account

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I have an AD environment and i want to find all the computers/applications/services that are configured to use a particular account. Kind of like using the accountlockstatus tool but in this scenario the account is not locked out. I just want to know which resource is using it to authenticate.

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by:Navdeep
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There are two things Authentication and Authorization.

You can see authentication events on PDC and DC which Account has used to logon, Ideally you can use EventComMbt tool to query all the DC for logon event id.

Authorization. This will be based on NTFS permission. For this you need to enable Auditing. Then you can analyze the logs to find out who has accessed the files/folders.
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I was looking more less for a utility that would this. Is there any such thing available?
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EventComMBT is a utility that can tell you based on the event id found in the security logs across ur domain controllers.
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used netwrix
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used own comment as solution because none of the answers provided gave me what i was asking for
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