Avatar of emjay180
emjay180
Flag for United States of America asked on

last logon tracking in windows 2008 and 2003 server

Hello,

We're looking to decommission a few servers and I'm trying to discover the best way to see if users have logged into the server recently.  The security log doesn't go back too far because of windows service acct logins filling it up.  The user profiles section in system properties and the user folders (or in docs and settings for 2003) have mismatched modified dates (user profiles window having the more recent modified dates).  Which is the most accurate way to see if someone is using the server and are there other outlets I haven't mentioned?  Thanks!
Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2008

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Member_2_6492660_1

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Member_2_6492660_1

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
emjay180

ASKER
Thanks, I'll check it out.  Also, I should mention these servers aren't part of a domain.
Member_2_6492660_1

What shares are available on these servers?

Then you can see who is accessing those shares.
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes