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March 20, 2012 5:48:52 AM

Hello,
1) How can i collect hundreads and thousands of desktop logs or missing logs which is not collected by domain controller. Are they any tools ?
2) how do i collect logs when user logs in locally ?

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March 20, 2012 8:03:53 AM

ok will take it you have xppro and a windows 2003 server

the latter is less important

what you want to do is run up gpedit.msc on the local pc if it is not on the domain
if it is on the domain you can use group policy managment from the server

what you need to do is create a logoff .cmd file
to do this open up notepad and put somthing like

copy %windir%\debug\mrt.log \\server1\logs\MRTLogs\%computername%_%username%_mrt.log

and if you want create a new logfile for some thing you have done

If Not Exist \\server1\logs\LogCopy\%computername%_Compleat.Log echo %Time% %Date% Logcopy Compleated >\\server1\logs\LogCopy\%computername%_Compleat.Log

then save it as Logcopy.CMD

if this is not a domain pc the remember that the copy to folder need to be accesable to the pc.
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March 20, 2012 8:38:53 AM

by doing this.. on which file is da desktop logs gnna be stored in ??
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March 20, 2012 8:41:53 AM

ANd how about a user login into local machine so those logs cant be retrived by domain controller , hw to retrive such and store in domain controller any tools available for it
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March 20, 2012 8:51:56 AM

the log will be stored where ever you want them to be i use a folder called logs and subfolders named after the logs

if you use a logoff script or shutdown script then you need not logon to the pc your self as the process will be automated when the user logs off or shuts down the pc

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March 20, 2012 9:14:29 AM

ok lets do this by the number as they say

1) setup a shared folder on the server
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324267

2) find the logfile you want to copy
e.g. c:\myLog.log

3) create a folder for it in the shared folder you created earlier named after the log file
e.g. \\my-server\logs\MyLogs\

befor we automate the scrip lets get it working logon to a pc where the log is saved

4) open up notepad and type in
copy C:\MyLog.log \\my-server\logs\MyLogs\%computername%_MyLog.log
if logs are per user you might want to word it
copy C:\MyLog.log \\my-server\logs\MyLogs\%computername%_%username%_MyLog.log
remember to change the file and server names to mach your own.
what this does is to copy the gog file from one place to the other and rename it to inclued the name of the pc it came from

5)file save as and call the file logcopy.cmd remember the .cmd

6) goto where you saved the file and run it and see if the file is now saved on the server

7) post back with how things went and will take you over the next steps and sort any problems you might be having still


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March 20, 2012 9:23:29 AM

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