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Some around ten years back the term computer monitoring was unknown to the world. But in the present scenario it has become a must must for every organization. Cyber loafing, cyber crimes, productivity enhancement are some of the propellants which have boosted this trend. Those who support this trend say that it is mandatory for a large organization which is having too many valuable assets and employees. In this blog, we are going to discuss some employee surveillance tools which help in managing and monitoring the desktop computers.
It is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in tool which resides at %windir%\system32\eventvwr.msc. For opening this snap-in file run the eventvwr.msc. command from start.
For using this console first open a command window and type mmc.exe. When the Event Viewer click file then click Add/Remove Snap-in and select Event Viewer from the snap-ins list.
Note: Here a user can also use the wevtutil command-line tool to work with event logs. The command line tool can be located at %windir%\system32\wevtutil.exe. View the help menu for getting more information about this tool.
Task Scheduler is another desktops management MMC (Microsoft Management Console) snap-in tool. It is located at %windir%\system32\taskschd.msc. Type taskschd.msc. in the command prompt for opening this tool.
For using this MMC console open a command window and type mmc.exe. When the MMC opens, click Add/ Remove Snap-in on the File menu and select Task Scheduler from the list of snap-ins.
Note: Here a user can also use the schtasks command-line tool for scheduling tasks. It is located at %windir%\system32\schtasks.exe.
Kernel for Employee Desktop Live Viewer
This is not a snap-in but it is the best computer monitoring software. It can help the Administrator in monitoring and managing multiple computers at one single time. Using this tool is quite easy and it is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and previous versions.