Sunday, 27 March 2011

PSLoggedOn Getting Started on Windows Server 2008 R2

PSLoggedOn is a tool I downloaded to allow me to find out which computers a user is currently logged on to. Getting it up and running wasn’t exactly easy. I’m running a Windows Server 2008 R2 test environment. The first error I encountered was:


Error browing network: The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available. Note: I kept the spelling mistake from the error message to make it easier to find via search engines.

To get past this error, you have to enable and start the “Computer Browser” service.


Then I started getting the error telling me that the Administrator is not logged on. That’s simply not true because I am logged onto another server (Name: ELARA):


I turned the firewall OFF OFF OFF (It is a test network after all). I enabled Network Discovery and to do that I went on a service starting frenzy:

DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host, Computer Browser


After all that, I ran the script against the server:


So I am logged on… Why isn’t it picking this up when I use the Username query? I decided to drop the domain\username notation and just try “Administrator”:



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