Remote Desktop User login tracking

mikesmithccs
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Guys I need to go back and look at the login history of a user on an RDP server. I have tried going to "terminalservices-remoteconnectionmanager" and looking in the operational log. However, it was set to purge the log once it got to the 1024kb file size. Is there anywhere else I can go and look back at a users login history???
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Chris HInfrastructure Manager
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Security log on the domain controller should contain logon/logoff attempts.
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That works but only goes back about 2 weeks, any other ideas?
If you have a backup of the log, I'd restore it to a different folder so your current file is retained while allowing you to access the older log entries.

Do you have a backup?
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I dont. This wasnt something we were monitoring and just now had a need to start. Just trying to see if windows might keep a log that goes back farther.
If it's already rolled off the Windows logs and you don't have a backup, the information has already been wiped out.

If the user connected by VPN and then connected by RDP, there may be a log in your firewall, but that's a long shot.

I suggest adding a daily or weekly backup to the server so you are prepared if this need comes up again.
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Thanks for the help. Again, this wasnt something we thought we need to watch and just became an issue, I will implement these things going forward so we have a history.

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