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    Who's Logged in on LAN

    Does anyone know of a utility that can check all of the computers on the network to see if they are logged in? We don't care if the users leave the computers powered on, but we want to be sure that nobody leaves their computers logged in overnight. We'd like to avoid, if possible, having to walk around the office after hours to see if people are still logged in.

    We're running NT 4.0 sp6a on the workstations, and Win2000 server on the servers.

    All suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks,
    Becky

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    Re: Who's Logged in on LAN

    You can do this very easily from the server. Right click on my computer and go to Manage (or go to Computer Management in the Admin Tools area on the Control Panel/Programs). Go down to "Shared Folders" and expand that out. There should be three folders:

    1. Shared Folders (which shows which folders have been shared and can be mapped to etc)
    2. Sessions (who is logged in)
    3. Open files (shows what files are open and in use).

    By right clicking on Sessions you can disconnect all sessions if that's what you need/want to do at the end of each day?

    HTH,
    Katherine

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    Re: Who's Logged in on LAN

    Hi Becky,
    If you click on the XYZ Domain icon (mine is Vitanz Domain on the desktop) it lists the computers (names) that are logged into the domain. If none, then OK, otherwise use the procedure posted by Katherine to log them out. Server 2000 has the ability to log out users at a specific time, we do this prior to backup (darned if I remember how but I can look if you would like firther information)
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    Re: Who's Logged in on LAN

    We tried your suggestion, but the logon dates are incorrect for several users-by several days. For example, one user had been logged in and out around 7:00 AM, but the report showed that he had not logged in at all in the past 4 days. We don't want to fuss at people if they don't deserve it! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Do you know of any 3rd party utilities that may do the job better? Maybe we're just set up wrong somehow...do you get any inconsistent information from your report?

    Thanks for the suggestion
    Becky

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    Re: Who's Logged in on LAN

    Soory, I am not aware of any. It sounds as if your browser is not updating so perhaps you need to check the refresh settings. Another point is to look at the permitted logon times on each user account (the account tab on 2000) and have them set for only part of the day. The system should then log then out once the 'authorised' time has expired.HTH

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