How do I find out which users are logged into a Windows XP machine?

I'm looking for something like the Unix who command, or a screen that just gives me a list of users currently logged in.

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You can see logged on users in the Users tab in Task Manager.

  • 1
    Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP3 - there is no Users tab, only Applications, Processes, Performance and Networking.
    – Alan
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 18:17

qwinsta from the command line should show you who logged on, though I'm not sure if that's just for terminal server sessions or not.

 SESSIONNAME       USERNAME                 ID  STATE   TYPE        DEVICE
 services                                    0  Disc
>console           Jeff                      1  Active
  • Works with rdesktop connections. Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 22:09
  • Works "locally" on my Windows 8.0 Enterprise install.
    – FPC
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 13:43

psloggedon - a small utility that is part of the SysInternals Suite of tools

Stand-alone link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897545.aspx


In a Batch on windows 7 you could use:

FOR /F "skip=1 tokens=1,2,* delims= " %%I IN ('qwinsta console') DO echo %%J

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