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Chapter 3. Exploring the Windows Event Log > Monitoring User Activity

3.2. Monitoring User Activity

When analyzing the overall performance and functionality of servers, you should always keep user activity in mind. Unusual user activity can be an indicator of system problems or security issues. By analyzing the user activity reported in your system logs, you can determine trends in logon/logoff activity, potential authentication problems, and hacking activity.

Monitoring user access to the system will allow you to trend out system usage and determine peak usage times as well as identify problem areas for users authenticating with the server. We will be going over a few techniques you can use to easily view and analyze this data using Log Parser.


  

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