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I'm assuming it's in event viewer, but we need to track some users log on/off times. Is there a quick way to identify these without coming through all the security event logs each time I need to look at them. On a daily basis, for several employees, I need to be able to obtain log on/off for arrival, lunch hour, and departure.
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Filter the log by events 4776 (Credential validation) and 4625 (Logon failed), source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing.

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are your users using domain logon accounts or local accounts?  4776 is logged on domain controllers when a domain account is used, or on local machines when a local account is used...

Windows 7 event viewer now has capabilities to associate a task with specific events...you can launch a script or send an email...the important part is figuring out where the relevant logs are happening and which events you care about...like 4800/4801 for workstation lock/unlock, 4624/4634 for account logon/account logoff.  Also be careful about making assumptions based solely on security events, it's easy to make assumptions.
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