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    Reporting laptop usage

    I need to generate a report that will show me how much time users are logged into laptops but I'm not sure where to begin. The most obvious indicator would be the Last Contact time, but I'm looking for more detailed information as to who, when, how long, etc.

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    Re: Reporting laptop usage

    If you own ZAM, you could record Software Usage.
    I presume Explore.exe would be a good one to monitor ;>

    On 2/8/2011 10:06 AM, kfreise wrote:
    >
    > I need to generate a report that will show me how much time users are
    > logged into laptops but I'm not sure where to begin. The most obvious
    > indicator would be the Last Contact time, but I'm looking for more
    > detailed information as to who, when, how long, etc.
    >
    >



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    Re: Reporting laptop usage

    We do down ZAM but I never touch it, someone else in our department messes with that. ;)

    Why would I monitor Explorer.exe and how does monitoring software show me who is using which notebooks?

    Basically I need some documentation.

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    Re: Reporting laptop usage

    I'm not a ZAM Person, but you can see who is using what software for how
    long.

    The primary reason is so you can determine if they really need software
    installed so you could re-allocate it.

    You can use it to see if ppl are spending most of the Day in MS-Access
    or FreeCell :>

    Explore.exe would be a process that is running anytime someone is logged
    into Windows, so that would give you a very good idea on how much the
    person is logged into Windows.

    I'm not really a ZAM person either, so I would recommend chatting with a
    ZAM person to verify my idea.



    On 2/10/2011 12:06 PM, kfreise wrote:
    >
    > We do down ZAM but I never touch it, someone else in our department
    > messes with that. ;)
    >
    > Why would I monitor Explorer.exe and how does monitoring software show
    > me who is using which notebooks?
    >
    > Basically I need some documentation.
    >
    >



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    Re: Reporting laptop usage

    I'm not sure if Reporting would do it, but you may be to build some
    queries on the "Primary User Calc" Tables.

    I have not examined them, but I think they should track some of the
    logons there so they can update the Primary User as necessary.

    On 2/10/2011 1:41 PM, craig wilson wrote:
    > I'm not a ZAM Person, but you can see who is using what software for how
    > long.
    >
    > The primary reason is so you can determine if they really need software
    > installed so you could re-allocate it.
    >
    > You can use it to see if ppl are spending most of the Day in MS-Access
    > or FreeCell :>
    >
    > Explore.exe would be a process that is running anytime someone is logged
    > into Windows, so that would give you a very good idea on how much the
    > person is logged into Windows.
    >
    > I'm not really a ZAM person either, so I would recommend chatting with a
    > ZAM person to verify my idea.
    >
    >
    >
    > On 2/10/2011 12:06 PM, kfreise wrote:
    >>
    >> We do down ZAM but I never touch it, someone else in our department
    >> messes with that. ;)
    >>
    >> Why would I monitor Explorer.exe and how does monitoring software show
    >> me who is using which notebooks?
    >>
    >> Basically I need some documentation.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



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