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How can I monitor who is logging into servers that are attached to a MS Server 2008 domain

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We have 7 servers of which all are MS Server 2008 standard. They are all attached to our corp domain controller which is as well Server 2008 standard. We have the following servers in our environment:

SEPERATE SERVER: DOMAIN CONTROLLER
SEPERATE SERVER: EXCHANGE SERVER 2007
SEPERATE SERVER: FTP SERVER RUNNING 3RD PARTY FTP APLLICATION
SEPERATE SERVER: SQL SERVER 2008
SEPERATE SERVER: SERVER 2003 RUNNING SQL 2005

I want to be able to track users login times and logoff times in a txt file of some sort and possibly histroy of what the users has did, changed, modifed, deleted etc. Please help this is a high priority tasked to me by the CIO.

Thanks for any help !!  :- )
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Let me add that I am looking for something that's free, low-cost and is user friendly. Does anything like this exist ?
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Well, all I know and what I have provided you is free.

LogParser is free from MS. And other link has VBScript which generates log files.

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It looks like LogParser is going to work... I could really use help figuring out how to use the command line to querey things like who and when people have logged in & Out and what they have been doing. Any ideas on this ?  Thanks a million !!
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Great, create EventLogs using LogParser for logon and logoff events.

You'll need to use PowerShell to read from command line-
http://blog.commandlinekungfu.com/2009/10/episode-66-log-jam.html
http://forums.techarena.in/software-development/1383481.htm

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Log Parser it is. I am still learning how to manipulate the parsed data but so far looking good. Thanks !!
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