How to trace users with IP address.

Dell DELL
July 6, 2009 at 23:17:20
Specs: Windows Vista, 2GB
There are 50 Class C IP address assigning to different departemts of a company and the user are sharing internet and files each others using windows xp. I does't know which ip address is range is define to which department.

I use a software "Angry IP Scanner" and i put the range 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.50 and it tells me which IP address is alive and which not.
Is there any way i may sent a text message at that particular IP address who is aline,it pop up in it's display and ask him "Hi from which Department you are or call me at this extention".

Please guide me that so I may write down the IP addresses range of each departments.
thanks in advance.
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#1
July 7, 2009 at 00:40:52
A better idea...

Get up and actually go to each machine and ask the user if you can take a few moments to audit their computer.

If for whatever reason, the previous IT person who setup the IP's didn't record such vital information(?!) at least you could match it to a person and office.

Much better than a mysterious window that "pops up" where anyone who knew how to do such a thing could put in rude messages as a joke, etc...???


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#2
July 7, 2009 at 07:44:07
If for whatever reason, the previous IT person who setup the IP's didn't record such vital information(?!) at least you could match it to a person and office.

If I might make a suggestion.....

Do audit all computers/laptops within your network. Do so by opening a command prompt window and doing the following command:

ipconfig /all

Copy the output of that into a file that has for it's filename, the hostname of the PC/laptop the information came off of. Save all files in a folder on the network. The output of this command will contain, hostname, IP, MAC, user etc.

People get fired, quit, retire. Over the course of a couple years, you could have any number of different users using the same PC do to the aforementioned happenings. If you save the info by hostname of PC, that won't change until the PC does. When a PC/laptop is decommissioned, you simply delete the file. As you build new ones to be deployed, you create the file. It's just your original audit that's going to be time consuming. Once done, upkeep is minimal.

We use a simple hostname nomenclature where I work. It is as follows:

Year of deployment (last 2 digits) D or L (designates desktop or laptop) 4 digit number which is unique.

For example, my PC just got evergreened this year. My old one was:

05D0054

My new one is:

09D0006

Our department laptop is:

08L0021


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#3
July 7, 2009 at 08:04:36
It is not stated but I am going to assume the following;

your ips are statically assigned
you are running a ms network
you have a pc naming convention

Given these two criteria you don't have to go to any computers at all.

All the info you need is contained in MS's DNS server. Just look at the list of host names and their associated ips in the forward lookup zone.

The naming convention would tell you what dept and then you have the ips which will give you the ranges.


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#4
July 7, 2009 at 13:08:39
You can use mmc snapin to access by ip address.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
July 7, 2009 at 13:24:36
only if remote desktop is enabled on the pcs. Helps to tell the OP what mmc module to load. Remote Desktop module. If you don't see it listed in mmc add/remove componets you need to install the admin pac.

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#6
July 7, 2009 at 18:45:08
No, mmc is not just remote desktop.

Could access the event viewer to show users,

Could send message.

Could do almost any admin with mmc set to any ip that you have admin account on.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310490

http://www.theeldergeek.com/microso...

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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