Are my users active on the network
Posted on 2013-01-23
Monthly I do windows updates on all my servers, I usually begin this at 10:00 PM. After the windows updates I need to reboot servers and test. Sometimes I do this over the course of two or three nights.
My problem is I have a remote office that some of the users work till 1:00 or 2:00 AM and if I reboot servers they are on they are not happy campers.
These users previously connected to the main office using Citrix and I was easily able to tell who was logged in and if there citrix session was active. If it was inactive for 30 minutes or so, I would just log the session off. once I was sure the users werent activily woprking then i would be comfortable with the reboot.
Now they no longer connect through citrix and they are just logging into the Windows 2008 Domain. My problem is many users when they are done for the day they just lock there computers. So technically the are logged in but for my purposes I would be able to reboot the servers.
Each users computer is windows 7, connected to an Active directory 2008 Domain, we use outlook 2010, exchange 2007.
How can I tell:
1. Who is logged in ?
2. If the logged in users are activiley working ?
Thanks for your assistance.