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how to trace user location if he is using exchange mail server to send mail.

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Hi, One of my user is using his mailbox sitting at unknown location i want to know from where he might be usin blackberry device or laptp to send email. i m exchange administrator and can access his mailbox as well but dont knw how to trace his location.

It is big urgent .
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by:mcp_jon
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You can try checking the IIS logs and check for the Device= xxx.

There you will notice an IP range. From that range, search and see to which operator it belongs :)

Hope this helps.

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by:bhupinderk
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Can you plz help me steps to follow.
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by:mcp_jon
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First get the IIS logs, in this case the HTTP ones.
Then download "Windows Grep" and run it against the folder.
Search by the user name :)

This will return the list of connections done by the user.

Get the Ip's per connection, in Excel and create a report.

After this, search the weba nd try to find the "area" where those IP's can be accessed.

Cheers.
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by:bhupinderk
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hi, All done and got all report via windows grep and found IP address too but it belongs to Data card Dongle but by this mean i cannt get the user location i m only getting IP which tells only ISP info on web. not user location .

Please help me finding user location how can we trace it if we know IP address.
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That's a bit harder !!

But you can check here :
IP Address Locator - Enter an IP address to find its location - Lookup Country Region City etc
http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm

Otherwise, you may be stucked with "the ISP" and, if 3G access, he can be anyhwere :)

Get it ?

Cheers.
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by:bhupinderk
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Cheers :) it solved almost my problem
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by:bhupinderk
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It solved my prblem
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Thank you :)
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