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How can I find the host name, machine name from where a query was executed

An update was made on a table in database BAC.  I know the approx time this happened.
I need to find out from which machine this  query was made.

The issue is we all use the same userid/password to log in. So the SSID does not help.

I looked into the transaction logs but was not successful. I do have sa privileges.


    fn_dblog(NULL, NULL)
WHERE    [Operation] = 'LOP_BEGIN_XACT'
    AND [Begin Time]  >= '2014/05/07 05:35:23:053'
 AND [Begin Time] <= '2014/05/07 06:35:23:053'
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008SQL

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Scott Pletcher

8/22/2022 - Mon
Henrik Staun Poulsen

That is why we switched to Integrated Security some years back.
On most databases I have a database trigger, so that I can see who changed that stored procedure which no longer works...


Thanks Hsspoulsen.

I do understand the shortcomings with having the same userid/pwd. And I do have reasons why ths was done.
Bur as things stand, I need a solution to detect the host name/machine name.

sp_who is a stored-procedure that displays current users on your database, including hostname.  You can review the code behind sp_who as follows:
sp_helptext 'sp_who'

I use that to derive my own queries, shows which system-tables were used in formulating the results.
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Scott Pletcher

One or more of these functions should be able to help:


You could also have each login specify something in CONTEXT_INFO() at initial connection that identified a particular user, but of course that would require coding changes.