How to get details of AD users, when and where they logged in in AD environment

RD 41 Reputation points
2024-02-09T01:22:51.48+00:00

Hello Friends, I am looking for a Microsoft tool or a Script to find

  1. Details of User01 or User02 who logged into number of servers.
  2. Time they logged in, logged off, when they changed their passwords, Activities they performed like change other user's AD passwords for users.
  3. Details of server, Server01 and Server02, who logged on it and timestamp.

Do let me know if you need more information. Please share your valuable suggestions. Thank you Rattan

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  1. Rich Matheisen 44,086 Reputation points
    2024-02-09T15:50:03.38+00:00

    AD authentication is recorded in the event log of the domain controller that authenticated the user. You'd have to query each DC in the AD domain to get that information.

    Which activities they undertook would also be recorded in the event log. But unless you're auditing activities you would find much detail.

    Note that auditing greatly increases the number of events recorded in the security logs. In a large AD you can rapidly run out of space in the log. Something to keep in mind when you're formulating you audit policies.

    While PowerShell can help, you'd probably find that a commercial software (or freeware/shareware) product can help you manage and report all the activity.

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