LKBEN10815: How to simply readout the last logon/logoff time of a User in Active Directory.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You want to know the last logon time of a user in active directory.

Cause

You want to know the last logon time of a user in active directory.

Solution

Since Windows Server 2003 the attribute "lastlogontimestamp" is being saved for every user and replicated in the domain.

This information isn't normaly shown under the properties of a user account. To include the Information in the Properties you need the following dll: AcctInfo.dll. This dll is included in the Microsoft Resource Kit or in the Account Lookout and Management Tools from Mircosoft. After downloading and expanding the files you have to manually register the dll. For example: Regsvr32 "c:\%File directory%\acctinfo.dll". Under the properties of a user account now exist a new tab: "Additonal Account Info". If you open this tab among other things the "Last logon time" and the "last logoff time" were shown.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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