I'm using a remote computer with admin rights. But looks like that someone has logged on this remote computer while I'm not logged and disturbed my running work.

Question: How to know who has logged on this computer for the last day for example?

PS: My computer and the remote one are both win 7


One easy thing you could do is open Event Viewer and view the Security logs, which is found under the Windows Logs folder. If you organize the events by Event ID and look for Event ID #4624, which the task category for that event is Logon.

This will give you the account name of who logged in, and what the time/date was.

Here is an example of my event audit from when I logged back onto my computer earlier. enter image description here

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    I find filtering on eventID 4624 to be the best way to extract this information from the Security log. – Frank Thomas Oct 21 '15 at 15:57
  • As a side note to my answer, when filtering by event ID the times are no longer in chronological order by time. You could either choose to Filter Current Log... and specify what you want, or you could organize it by Date and Time then look for the correct ID. Assuming you have a general time frame of when this happened, sorting by Date and Time may be the best option. – DrZoo Oct 21 '15 at 16:01
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    Thanks for the reply, but can I tell from which IP address he has logged? Because actually me and my team members all have the administrator account. So when I look at "Account Name", it just gives me "Administrator" which doesn't help. – KhaledMaged Oct 21 '15 at 16:07
  • @KhaledMaged as long as you guys all have a different computer, you can tell which computer it is by checking the computer name in the log. The computer name is the field that says Computer. I updated the image and circled the computer name field in blue. – DrZoo Oct 21 '15 at 16:12
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    @DrZoo But this field gives me the name of the remote computer in all cases. Even in the cases where I logged. Only the name of the remote computer itself. I know this may be weird, but that's what I have in front of me. – KhaledMaged Oct 21 '15 at 16:24

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