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Windows 7: Last login

18 Apr 2011   #1
Matt92

windows 7 64
 
 
Last login

Um, i was wondering if you could see the last FEW log in's...becaue a lot of things changed in my laptop, and i want to see who logged in the last few times...is there a way, if there is could you guys be kind enough to help me, please
Matt


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18 Apr 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try event viewer ... this will show you what to look for Can I tell when someone logged into my machine, and what they did?
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18 Apr 2011   #3
Matt92

windows 7 64
 
 

that helps a lot thanks
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18 Apr 2011   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You're welcome
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18 Apr 2011   #5
Kari

 

In Seven, by default all auditing is off by default.

Here's how to turn logon / logoff auditing on. Please notice you need to have Seven Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise to use gpedit:
  • Type gpedit.msc to Start Menu > Search and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor
  • Browse to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Audit Policy
  • If you want to audit (log) both logon, logoff and credentials given when UAC needs a permission to continue, right click Audit account logon events and select Properties
  • If you want to audit only logon / logoff but not when UAC credentials are used, right click Audit logon events and select Properties
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    Last login-audit_access_1.png
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  • Select which to audit, success, failure or both
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    Last login-audit_access_2.png
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  • Click OK to save settings
  • Close gpedit

To read the logs:
  • Type Event Viewer in Start Menu > Search and hit Enter to open Windows Event Viewer
  • Browse to Windows logs > Security

Some examples of logs. First, a successfull logoff:

Last login-audit_access_4.png

A logon failure:

Last login-audit_access_3.png

Logon success:

Last login-audit_access_5.png

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