WIDO Logbook for Windows NT, 2000 and XP
Version 1.0 from 10.02.2003
Copyright © Witold Domogala
'WIDO Logbook' consists of 2 programs:
WIDO Logbook is shareware and may be tested freely a month.
Then it must be either registered (9 EUR charge per computer)
or deinstalled. Otherwise, LogbookService starts no more.
The downloaded file widologb.zip must be unzipped into a temporary directory.
In order to install LogbookService you have to start InstallService.cmd.
In order to install LogbookReports you have to start Setup.exe.
If your Windows needs a restart, you have to start Setup.exe manually
again after restart.
'WIDO Logbook' can be installed only by a user with administrator rights.
LogbookService.exe is installed as a 'local service'.
This service checks the logins and logoffs of the users (and other accounts),
and stores it in a log file, in brief 'logbook' mentioned.
So that all logins and logoffs will be registered,
the LogbookService must not be stopped.
LogbookReports.exe is a 'normal' Windows program and
is to start from the start menu.
LogbookReports.exe evaluates the 'logbook' led by the LogbookService
and generates different reports for the duration of the user sessions,
other accounts activities and the turn-on times of the computer (see Remark 1).
The LogbookService starts automatically every time the system starts.
Therefore, a report for the account 'LogbookService'
represents the turn-on times of the computer!
Change of system time does not influence the correct
recording of the duration of the sessions.
Some of the system accounts (e.g. the account 'SYSTEM')
are excluded of check.
(of interest for big network administrators)