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Are there built-in Win2k tools that track user logon times?

What Windows 2000 built-in tools can I use to check when a person logged in, how long the person was logged on and when the person logged off? I also have the Win2k Resource Kit, but was unable to find any tools that will give me that information.

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The easiest way to do this is to turn on auditing for logons and logoffs. In Active Directory Users and Computers, open a group policy object (GPO), and maneuver to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Audit Policy. Under Audit Logon Events, you can set the machine to log whenever a user attempts to log on to a system, either interactively or over the network. This will also log failed as well as successful logons and logoffs.

This was first published in March 2003

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