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Alan Shields <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:20:33 -0500
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On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 03:52:11PM -0500, Jerrod Howard wrote:
> We are looking for a program to control and log access to specific programs
> on a windows 2000 computer (for example, o control access to a specifc
> executable or program while also logging the date used and the duration of
> time used on that date). The problem we're having is as people come in to
> use our imaging equipment, we need to track the person who used it as well
> as the duration of time they used it for. I would like to be able to pull up
> an audit or access log at the end of the month and looks at usage times per
> user for billing purposes.

This is a cheap trick, and not necessarily suitable for a hostile
environment, but you could move the program being run, and have the
program instead be a script that logs entrance and exit from the
program, and kicks off the original.

This logging could be done to a remote server, or just to a file.

Small script to assemble usage information from that log file, and you'd
be done.

Just a thought,