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How to identify what systems a use has logged into?

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I have a list of user accounts and I am trying to find an easy but somewhat accurate way to determine what systems the list of users are logged into.  Looking for ideas and or possible scripts.
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Question by:seaninman
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Will Szymkowski earned 1500 total points
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Below is a Quest cmdlet PS Script to accomplish this. I have "#" out the areas with insstrucitons on what needs to be modified on your end.

Add-PSSnapin Quest.ActiveRoles.ADManagement -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$ErrorActionPreference = "SilentlyContinue"

# Retrieve Username to search for, error checks to make sure the username
# is not blank and that it exists in Active Directory

Function Get-Username {
$Global:Username = Read-Host "Enter username you want to search for"
if ($Username -eq $null){
	Write-Host "Username cannot be blank, please re-enter username!!!!!"
	Get-Username}
$UserCheck = Get-QADUser -SamAccountName $Username
if ($UserCheck -eq $null){
	Write-Host "Invalid username, please verify this is the logon id for the account"
	Get-Username}
}

get-username
# Change this line of code for different search criteria's
$computers = Get-QADComputer -SearchRoot "domain.com/OU to search" -OSName "*Windows*" -SizeLimit 0 | where {$_.accountisdisabled -eq $false}
foreach ($comp in $computers)
	{
	$Computer = $comp.Name
	$ping = new-object System.Net.NetworkInformation.Ping
  	$Reply = $null
  	$Reply = $ping.send($Computer)
  	if($Reply.status -like 'Success'){
		#Get explorer.exe processes
		$proc = gwmi win32_process -computer $Computer -Filter "Name = 'explorer.exe'"
		#Search collection of processes for username
		ForEach ($p in $proc) {
	    	$temp = ($p.GetOwner()).User
	  		if ($temp -eq $Username){
			write-host "$Username is logged on $Computer"
		}}}}

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by:Sandeshdubey
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There is no direct way to check the same if auditing is enabled you can check the DC event log to track the same or use third party s/w.

You can run this script as a logon/logoff script using group policies: echo %username% ; %computername% ; %date% ; %time% >> \\Server\Share\list.csv
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