Every day people log into their computers both at work and at home. It is a step at the beginning of the workday that occurs without a thought. While it is a mundane step (and sometimes annoying if users can’t remember their password) for the employee, it is a critical step that should be monitored on an ongoing basis by IT staff. IT teams are always short on time when an issue develops. Users want a resolution immediately and generally do not understand what it takes to troubleshoot problems. When an issue does take place, the historical monitoring data collected can help identify potential problems. Equally, it can also eliminate issues, allowing the IT staff to get to a resolution quicker.
Here Are Five Important Steps To Take To Monitor Windows Logins.
Make Logins Mandatory
In recent versions of Windows, users can bypass the login screen that automatically appears upon startup. Admins can mandate a variety of different scenarios to force a login. For example, you could use Group Policy to apply a Password Policy which affects the characteristics and behavior of passwords.
Used for both domain and local user accounts, admins can determine settings for passwords. You can configure the password policy settings by using the Group Policy Management Console on your domain controller in: Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsAccount PoliciesPassword Policy. Through this policy, you can enforce settings such as password age, length, and complexity.