Tracking user login

I would like to determine how often (if ever) users have 
logged into CRM.  Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help,

PS... I saw a reference to the archives of this newsgroup 
posted on Google.  Where exactly?
8/16/2004 4:20:26 PM
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to see the archive go to and search on

to see how often people log into crm. The Web Service on the Microsoft CRM
Web Server opens a new text log file for each day someone connects. you can
find these logs on the CRM Web server at

for example today there would be a file called ex040816.txt

Everytime your users connect to CRM you will see entries in each days log
files. You can either consider using a web site analyser tool to analyse
these logs or build code to do it. I wrote code in Microsoft Excel to read
all the log files and for each user give an indication of how many times
they have connected and also the last time they connected. As you add more
and more users this is useful as it can indicate if licenses for Microsoft
CRM have been assigned to users but they are not making use of the tool.

Lastly keep in mind the IIS web service cna also be configured to log to a
Microsoft SQL server as well.

John O'Donnell
Microsoft CRM MVP

"Lisa" <> wrote in message
> I would like to determine how often (if ever) users have
> logged into CRM.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks for your help,
> Lisa
> PS... I saw a reference to the archives of this newsgroup
> posted on Google.  Where exactly?

8/17/2004 5:46:11 AM

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