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    hi,

    I have an SBS 2008 domain with win 7 and xp workstations. Is there a way to monitor if users log off their pc's at the end of the day?

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    Re: Monitor logons

    Yes - Edit logon events and audit account logon events
    don't be confused that it says logon, it will give you logoff too
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      Re: Monitor logons

      can you guide me thru where to edit these settings?

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      • #4
        Re: Monitor logons

        plenty of info around on how to do this.. if after researching it a little bit, youre' still having trouble, then come back and ask me with some specific questions that you're having trouble with..
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        • #5
          Re: Monitor logons

          I see the group policy management editor security settings allows to edit the audit policy for logon events. Where can I edit the logoff events?

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          • #6
            Re: Monitor logons

            even though it says audit logon events, and audit account logon events, it will also do logoff for you as well


            http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc976395.aspx

            Determines whether to audit each instance of a user logging on, logging off, or making a network connection to this computer.
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            • #7
              Re: Monitor logons

              I have another q if you don't mind. Is there a way to generate a report at the end of the day from the share and storage management - manage open files list? (To identify if any users has left files open)

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              • #8
                Re: Monitor logons

                could be something you could script.. but i've never done it myself

                there seems to be a powershell command called "openfiles" - you may be able to expand this out
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                • #9
                  Re: Monitor logons

                  is it possible to add the share and storage management mmc on a win 7 workstation so the user can view open files without logging on to the server itself?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Monitor logons

                    Yes, for Remote Server Administration Tools
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: Monitor logons

                      have installed tools on the client. firewall configured on client and server to allow tools exception.
                      when I open the mmc on the client the shares tab shows the status is pending (0 items received). It never completes. If I exit it is waiting for snap ins to complete.
                      The volume tab and manage open files open OK.
                      The mmc opens fine on the server desktop.
                      Can you suggest how I can fix this?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Monitor logons

                        in the first instance, turn off both firewalls and see what that does (turn on afterwards, obviously).

                        Consider reinstalling the client tools (do you have the most up to date version -- and is your server up to date as well?)
                        Tom Jones
                        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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                        Ossian Ltd
                        Scotland

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