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Question: Recording login access to SQL Database

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BD
Hi, all:

I have been tasked with determining how many licenses of a certain SQL
Server 2000-based application are actually in use: in other words,
record or log connections made to the database by clients.

Client connections will be made with a generic SQL Server ID which has
been granted access to the DB; security is maintained inside the
application, and a user only logs in with their personal ID in the
application itself.

I know I can go in at any time into the management/Current
Activity/Process info and see current sessions against the target db,
grab the host name from that view, and do an "nbtstat -a" to glean the
login ID of the connected user.

If there were a way to record connections made to a DB in the event
viewer or SQL log, I could hopefully get the information I need.

But I see no way to have the SQL Server log connection information like
this.

Does anyone know how I might collect this info?

Thanks!

Cheers,

BD

Dec 12 '05 #1
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BD
oops - found something:

Server Properties / Security / Audit Level.

I guess that will work!

Dec 12 '05 #2

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