Log in and Log out info

. We would like to get a log of when each of our  users logs in and out of the cloud and from what IP address. A home run  would be if we could also tell if they were "active" during that time or  just logged in and not doing anything.
I think you can tell where  we're going with this. We have some users who tell us they are working  from home and we would like to have some logs or reports that would  prove that one way or the other.
Another concern that he brought up  was whether there is a "time out" feature in which a user would be  logged out if they have not had any activity after a set period of time.  His concern is that users might access the cloud on a public machine or  at a client's - we could run a risk that someone else could gain access  if they forgot to log out. I've never noticed that happening when I've  been away from my desk for extended period, but maybe there's something  in place for other than our IP address or our machines??"
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KimputerCommented:
What systems are you using? What "cloud" exactly (protocol/server os etc)

Also, you might want to think of other ways to measure if employees are working, instead of focusing on if they're really logged in and are active, having a results based approach (if possible of course) would negate the need of possibly expensive monitoring software. Is measuring KPI's an option in this situation?
Measuring activity would mean an employee fiddling and destroying Excel files for hours on end without results would be marked as a positive employee in your situation, while an employee with advanced knowledge of Excel, having finished in mere 10 minutes would be marked a negative.
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UDSquareAuthor Commented:
We are using terminal servers and RDWEB
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KimputerCommented:
Idle time outs/disconnects can be done here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc726057(v=ws.10).aspx (Session Time Limits for Windows Server 2008)
Same applies for Server 2012 in almost the same location (but mostly named Remote Desktop Services)

For auditing the logins and logouts, you need expensive enterprise grade software.
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