Tuesday , 25 October 2016

How To See Who Logged Into a Computer and When

How To See Who Logged Into a Computer and When

How To See Who Logged Into a Computer and When :- 

Have you ever wanted to monitor who’s logging into your computer and when? Today i am going to show you two methods to See Who Logged Into a Computer and When ?

Method 1 :- Windows Default Logon Auditing

First you need to be enable the logon auditing on your computer.

Open Local Security Policy ( Run > secpol.msc) and navigate to Local Policies > Audit Policy


In the right-pane side select the “Audit logon events ”  and enable both Success and failure option. Click on Apply the settings.


Viewing Logon Events :- 

After enabling this setting, Windows will log logon events – including a username and time – to the system security log.

To view these events, open the Event Viewer – press the Windows key, type Event Viewer, and press Enter to open it.

Navigate to the Windows Logs –> Security category in the event viewer.


Look for events with event ID 4624 – these represent successful login events.

To see more information – such as the user account that logged into the computer – you can double-click the event and scroll down in the text box.

 Method 2 :- Use the Tool WInLogOnView

WinLogOnView is a simple tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008 that analyses the security event log of Windows operating system, and detects the date/time that users logged on and logged off. For every time that a user log on/log off to your system, the following information is displayed: Logon ID, User Name, Domain, Computer, Logon Time, Logoff Time, Duration, and network address. WinLogOnView also allows you to easily export the logon sessions information to tab-delimited/comma-delimited/html/xml file.


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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.

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