How Do I Find Out the Computer Name (hostname) Associated to the User's Account.

Hi,

I need to know this user's computer name since we go by Asset Tag number. Is there a  way in Active Directory that I can search it?

Thank a lot!
ShawyenAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Take a look in DHCP connections and see if the computer name shows up with the IP address. I think it might.
ShawyenAuthor Commented:
It does not associate the comupter name with the user's domain name.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Anyone can use any computer on a domain, so all you will get are what computers are connected.

If you want to see who is logged on, you will have to turn on auditing on the server and then you can find out going forward.
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
There is nothing built-in to AD that does what you want.

You can query the security logs of the DC for various events that show when was the user's last logon on their computer.
Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Here's some Powershell I wrote that should find IP addresses and computers that have generated a logon event for a particular user. Be warned, this is probably extremely slow, depending on how many user/computers/servers you have.
https://rcmtech.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/powershell-find-computers-a-user-has-logged-on-to-from-active-directory/
Guy LidbetterCommented:
I wrote this just for fun....

It will query each PC for the logged on user using WMI and then tell you the PC Name. But the user needs to be currently logged on.

You can modify it to look only in a specific OU or just grab every PC on the Domain.

P.s. its also very slow

$Cred = Get-Credential #Account with perms to query all PC's
$User = "domain\logonaccount" #User logon name
$Domain = "dc=domain,dc=contoso,dc=com"

#This bit is to avoid a referal error in multiple domain forests
$DName = ($User.Split('\'))[0] 
$DomainDC = (netdom query /d:$Dname dc)[2]

#Run
$Computers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -SearchBase $Domain -SearchScope 2 -Server $DomainDC | select name
Foreach ($Computer in $Computers) {
	$Alive = $False
	$Alive = Test-Connection -Computer $Computer.name -Count 1 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
	IF ($Alive) {
		Try {
			Get-WmiObject -Computer $Computer.name Win32_ComputerSystem -Credential $Cred | Where {$_.username -eq $User} | Select Name
		}
		Catch {}
	}
}

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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
What I actually do is to record the user and computer names in an SQL database via my logon script.
This makes it super fast to know which PC a user is/has been on.
You might also be able to query SCCM for this information if you have that.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Use this free tool PsLoggedon from pstools. Download from here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/sysinternals/bb897545.aspx

Give username and hit enter.

PsLoggedon.exe username

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ShawyenAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for offering me several alternatives! I will defintately try them!
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