Log system events such as system events, power events, User activity (logon / logoff / switch), Screen Saver, Monitor power, etc. Useful for tracking your computer usage during the course of a day for billing purposes.
Version: 3.0.0SimpleActivityLogger is a Windows service that records the following events to the Windows Event Log:
Operating System: Windows
- System Startup & Shutdown
- Power events (suspend, hibernate, resume)
- User Logon & Logoff
- User presence
- Console Lock & Unlock
- Screen Saver start & stop
- Monitor Power on & off
- Fast User Switch
There is also a small GUI application that allows the user to view the event log and append user events to it.
SimpleActivityLogger is most useful for people who need to track their computer usage during the course of a day, perhaps for billing / timesheet purposes.
It is also useful for tracking the usage of a shared computer. However, it is not a covert 'spy' program and makes no attempt to disguise itself.
SimpleActivityLogger is compatible with Windows Vista onwards, and Windows Server 2008 onwards.
It has been explicitly tested with various versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, including both 32-bit and 64-bit variants in the case of Win7 and Win10.
You will require local administrator privileges to install SimpleActivityLogger but thereafter it will work fine with Standard (a.k.a. Limited) User accounts.
Version 3.0.0: Now logs to the Windows Event Log rather than a text file. Many new events are logged. Complete overhaul of the GUI application. Much improved offline help. Various bug fixes and improvements.
Version 2.3.0: Can now log the powering off and powering on of the primary monitor (requires Windows Vista or later). Updated the application icon.
Version 2.2.0: Log user's full name instead of username. Various improvements and bug fixes. See https://coruscant.co.uk/2017/05/simpleactivitylogger-v2-2-0-released/
Version 2.1.1: Can now log Fast User Switching, better timestamp support including custom formatters, can now suppress header lines, various bug fixes.