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Remote Desktop Logging

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ta1yn, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. ta1yn

    ta1yn Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to put a log onto a computer that tells me when a user has logged onto the computer remotely? I created a batch that will get me the username and time of a user when they log in, but won't get me anything if they just lock the computer.
     
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    An Audit Policy may be configured using the Group Policy editor to track logon success and failures. From the Start | Run command window type gpedit.msc. Navigate to Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Audit Policy | Audit logon events. Highlight and right-click and select properties. Configure as desired.

    Note that logging in without a password is logged as a failure. This results in the security log filling up very fast if you log failures and have a user without a password. The result is you can not login normally. Also note, not having a password is a potential and probable security risk.

    The event log can be viewed by going to Start | Control Panel | Performance and Maintenance | Administrative Tools and click on Event Viewer.

    The Event Log (Security) noting a successful logon and logoff by a remote user. The user can highlight a log entry and right-click to view the event Properties for detailed information.

    Got the info from here:http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html
     
  3. ta1yn

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    Hey, thanks for that. It works perfect. Much appreciation.
     
  4. cgesicki

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    no problem glad to help
     
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