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#1 userac78

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:37 AM

1.is there anyway to know if my computer was turned on? i have a bios password, so they couldnt make it to windows.
2.would event viewer record the event or does it work only after windows starts?

#2 meathive

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

A BIOS password wouldn't prevent booting to Windows. Set up a Group Policy Object to log all logins (fail/success) then later on you can see what time every user was on your box (or not). MMC snap-ins can be accessed remotely in case you don't have direct physical access to the system.
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#3 AdmiralB

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

you could also try installing sysmon and regmon on autostart and monitor files or activity done during this usage period

#4 whiskah

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:39 AM

encrypt you HD if you dont want them snooping in your files.. or put a CCTV infront of your pc so you'll when/who turned it on.LOL

#5 eGrove Systems

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Enter the Num Lock button in keyword if the light glow computer is running.





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