Browser History

I need to access IE Browser history on a remote computer without the user knowing ....   What are the recommendations for doing this ?

Thanks ...
jtbrown1111Asked:
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strungCommented:
Sooooo..... You want us to give you help spying on someone?
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jtbrown1111Author Commented:
Yes !!!  But since I'm the IT Director of our organization I can do this .....   I just need your thoughts on browsing history on a domain computer ...
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jtbrown1111Author Commented:
Sorry I was a bit vague on my posting and I now realize how dumb it sounded.   Of course I'd never want to browse history on a computer outside my control .....  Appreciate your catching that ...
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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

You can use IE history viewer  \\machinename\c$\users\username...

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html
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jtbrown1111Author Commented:
@ kanti,

I've tried that application but it returns no results ....   I've confirmed I can browse to that folder outside of the application without problems ....
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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

Can you see the browser history files then or if nothing is there then they might have a setting not to hold history once the browser is closed or they might have deleted the history.

Did you try the command line option in that link?
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jcimarronCommented:
jtbrown1111--
There are index.dat files on each PC that contain all the browsing history for a few weeks back.  Unless the user is very savvy they will not know to delete them, even if History is deleted.
But you need a reader to open the .dat files.
http://www.acesoft.net/index.dat%20viewer/index.dat_viewer.htm

http://windows7themes.net/en-us/index-dat-reader-for-windows-7-vista/
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
If the remote user is browsing privately, there is probably no browsing history.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/open-ies-private-browsing-mode-the-easy-way/

However, I'm not sure about the DAT files as mentioned by jcimarron
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jtbrown1111Author Commented:
Turns out the it was a rights issue and some of the files that the browser history view tool Kanti recommended could not be opened.  Once I solved that issue the tool worked perfect.

Thanks everyone ...
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jcimarronCommented:
jtbrown1111--
You are welcome.
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