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get-aduser and get-adcomputer lastLogon and LastLogonDate

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if you run ad cmdlets to get all attributes about adusers and adcomputers, it returns 2 field, lastlogon and lastlogondate.

lastlogon never seems to contain a valid date, whereas lastlogondate does. However, how accurate are these commands. If you run them directly from a domain controller - is this representing the last time the user or computer logged into the domain via that specific domain controller, or is it a reflective lastlogondate over any domain controller?

If it is per domain controller - how can you get an accurate lastlogondate over any domain controller in the domain, as this info could be misleading? I prefer to use the ad cmdlets rather than anything else.
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Hi,
The information will be from the DC you're connected to when you logon.
To do it for all DC's you'd need to have a line for each DC specifying that DC.

If the user(s) is(are) in a site with 2 DC's then they'll use one of those 2 local DC's
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is the lastLogontimeStamp replicated, so you can rely on that rather than having to run multiple reports and analyse lots of reports (one per DC).
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It should be correct as per the latest DC sync.
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