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Log user active session time (excluding screensaver active time)


Hello :-)

As part of new regulations in my industry (education) I am required so log how many hours my users spend in front of an active session (i.e. logged in to windows, and no screensaver active) and report this information weekly.

As I see it I have three options:

I could write an app to do it
I could use a commercial solution (if one exists).
I could pull the info out of the AD security logs (I'm not sure if I can get screensaver active time this way though)

How would you do it?

thanks for looking :-)
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I suggest that you have a logon script that writes to an excel spreadsheet(.csv) that logs username, computername, date, and time. Then a logoff script that does the same.

Could be as simple as:


echo %username%,,%computername%,,Date:~0,16%,,%Time:~0,5%,,"logged on" >>\\yourserver1\logs$\logins.csv     <<<For logon.bat


echo %username%,,%computername%,,Date:~0,16%,,%Time:~0,5%,,"logged off" >>\\yourserver1\logs$\logoffs.csv    <<<For logoff.bat


The double commas make it easier to read
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@My_Username: Perhaps you are correct, writing an app maybe the way to go. Spector is way to expensive for my needs. thanks.

@dstewartjr: Uuuh, without trying to being rude, did you actually read the title or message of my post? How would your solution deal with subtracting the screensaver active time?