Service Account - Which servers are using it?

Posted on 2014-04-28
Last Modified: 2014-04-30
Hi Guys,

I need to find out which servers, computers, software etc are using a service account on my active directory, how can I find this information out?

Thank you in advance.

Question by:Kay
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gurutc earned 333 total points
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You can set a login script for the svc account userid that could be as simple as

echo >>%computername% \\domain\netlogon\svcacctpcs.txt

So whenever the service account userid logs in it will update that text file.

There are more complicated solutions but this should work for you.

- gurutc

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Hi Guru TC,

That script doesn't work, I tried it first without applying as logon script, there is something wrong with the code it self, when I try just echo >> %computername% this doesn't output anything.

thanks any way.

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I've tried

echo %computername% >> \\\netlogon\svcacctpcs.txt,

however when I check the text file it gives me Chinese characters

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gurutc earned 333 total points
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Not sure why that's happening.  Another way we track failed logons which would also work for successful logons is to use psloglist from sysinternals.

you could run the following in a batch file on one of your DCs as a scheduled task every 5 minutes:

rem begin batch

psloglist /accepteula \\domaincontroller1,domaincontroller2 -i 528 security -s -m 5 |findstr /I "svcacct"  >>testdc.001



Set PARSEARG="eol=; tokens=1,2,3,4* delims=/, "
For /F %PARSEARG% %%i in (%CURRDATE%) Do SET YYYYMMDD=%%l%%k%%j

Set PARSEARG="eol=; tokens=1,2,3* delims=:, "
For /F %PARSEARG% %%i in (%CURRTIME%) Do Set HHMM=%%i%%j%%k

RENAME testdc1.001  %YYYYMMDD%%HHMM%.txt

rem end batch

This will create files every 5 minutes tracking your service account's logins.

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