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Total time used monitor for XP

by onearmdragon / August 28, 2012 10:51 PM PDT

Hello,

I'm upgrading a PC and the new unit runs XP. I use the pc to run a piece of equipment and need to monitor the total time each user is logged on.

I need to produce a monthly report with total time used by each user for billing. I don't care about any other stats, just time lgged onto Windows.

Anyone know of a program or way to do this in XP (not network connected)?

Thanks!

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Re: time used
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 28, 2012 11:08 PM PDT
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/logon-types.html tells about the 'security log' that contains the login and logout details. Now just write a program (or find a programmer to do it for you) to make the right information accessible in, say, Excel and you're more or less ready.

Kees
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The nice thing about that is it's well documented.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2012 11:14 PM PDT
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not much of a programmer lol
by onearmdragon / August 29, 2012 12:15 AM PDT

I'm downloading Visual Basic express now. Not much practice with programming, more of a ciruit and amplifier guy, but I'm giving it a shot.

This will give me the reports, how do I get in to create the Windows user logs?

No easy answer with off the shelf software, eh? lol

Thansk for all your help!

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Re: security logs
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 12:19 AM PDT

I'd start with having a look if they are already present. Did you already?

Kees

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logs
by onearmdragon / August 29, 2012 2:03 AM PDT
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I'm far from much good withpcs but I'm the technician at work.

How can I find these logs?

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In the Event Viewer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 2:15 AM PDT
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Google XP Event Viewer if you forgot how.

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