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Administrator login nofitication

I want to be notified via email if someone logs in using the administrator account to either the server or exchange.   I don't want to parse logs.  I want it to be auto-magic...How can I set this up?

Windows Server 2008 with all patches and using Exchange 2008

Thanks in advance..
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
At some point a log or two may have to be parsed. This page covers a method using a login script

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/200563-send-an-email-alret-whenever-domain-admin-has-loged-in-in-any-macchine
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aviator21114Author Commented:
Just to be clear I want to trigger an email when someone uses the administrator "administrator" login not necessarily when someone logs in who is an administrator.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Right. Change the scope of the script to target the administrator account and not the domain admins group. You could obfuscate the administrator account for added security by renaming it to something else.
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aviator21114Author Commented:
Could you post details on your comment?  I'm not sure I follow it completely.... also, thank you for your prompt reply to my query..
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
~~ From the web-site ~~

Create new GPO
Under Security Filtering add User or group
Create / Add VBS script to login script (code below)

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' A login Script to email the current username and computername to an email address.
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Initialization - Get command line arguments and declare variables & constants
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim objEmail
Dim mbAnswer
Dim attFName
Dim oShell
Dim user
Dim comp

'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Main script
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Set oShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
user=oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%UserName%")
comp=oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%ComputerNam e%")

' Create the message object using CDO
Set objEmail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")


' change the 5 lines below to the crrect settings for your system
' probably only the first, second and last actually need changing, (2 * Email address, Exchange server name)
' the other 2 lines are just for customisation.
' Assign message properties (To, From, Subject, etc.)

' The addres you want to be sending from
objEmail.From = "user@domain.co.uk"
' The addres you want to be sending to - the admin monitoring group
objEmail.To = "imonitoryou@domain.co.uk;yourbossmonitorsyou@domain.co.uk;Hr @domain.co.uk"
' The text to appear in the subject of the email
objEmail.Subject = "Domain Admin monitoring Network Logon"
' The text body of the message. Currently shows which user has logged in to which machine no.
objEmail.Textbody = "User " & user & " Has Logged in to machine no " & comp
' change the myexchservername to the network name of your exch server.
objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver";) = "Exchange Server Name"
' Assign additional message properties, update the object, and send the message
objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing";) = 2
objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport";) = 25
objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Update
objEmail.Send
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aviator21114Author Commented:
Thank you... let me digest this
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Sure. It can be alot to take in
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