Logon Analyzer
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Without motion sensors or wandering students

Logon Analyzer can measure the occupancy of your workplaces all by itself, because it can evaluate desktop computers as well as roaming, wireless laptops. You no longer need to install expensive motion sensors underneath desks, or have students running around for weeks to retrieve workplace occupancy data!

Office Example

Let's say you are considering migrating to a flexible workplace environment. You want to see what benefits that would bring, more specifically, how many workplaces you could safely take out of production -- and by doing so, how much money on office space, computers and workplaces you could save.

The only way to find out is by analyzing the current occupancy of your computers and workplaces, preferably over a longer period of time. Logon Analyzer allows you to do precisely that -- perform occupancy calculations.

Study Center Example

You have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in study centers. You offer your students office space, workplaces and computers where they can study what they want when they want it. And now you want to know if these study centers suffice. You can see that your study centers are being used, that's not the problem.

But how long do students have to wait before a workplace becomes available? Do they have to wait at all? Do you have to deploy extra study centers? Could you close down some study centers? Do you have to change opening hours? Do you have to exclude certain groups of users from using certain centers?

Computer occupancy. With Logon Analyzer you can view the concurrent use of your computers over time. You can calculate the occupancy of any subset of desktop computers and wireless laptops over any period of choice.

Workplace occupancy. The same goes for the workplaces you have dressed up. You can detect redundant capacity and capacity problems in a heartbeat.

Live occupancy panes. You can also make the use of your workplaces more efficient by showing current occupancy on a live pane on, for instance, an entrance screen.

The graph above shows the occupancy of over a thousand computers during a whole month. The highest occupancy during that period was 69.52%, which means that during the entire month 30.48% of the computers stood idle.

The data proved that roughly 30% of the computers (and workplaces) could be taken out of production without creating any capacity problems.
So, how does it work?

After you have installed the server component of the application to a windows 2000 or later
Active Directory Domain member server, you can install the client part on any number of
computers in your Active Directory via a normal group policy. You can create this policy via the
application itself.

Once your server and policy are created, which will only take you minutes, the following events
are logged (sent by your computers to the logon analyzer server):

-- Logons
-- Logoffs
-- Locking
-- Unlocks
-- Sleeps
-- Wake Ups
-- Boot Times
-- Shutdown Times
-- Forced Logoffs
-- Forced Shutdowns
-- Forced Restarts
-- Sent Messages

Let’s say you wait a month, and want to get information about the occupancy of your
computers over the past month. The data is present on the logon analyzer  server. You can
now create a report:

1. You can either create a report from the console interface by clicking on ‘Reports’ and
selecting a time period and your computers,
2. or you can open your active directory from the console by clicking on ‘Active
Directory’, select the computers, right click and select ‘Calculate Occupancy’,
3. or you can open your active directory from the console by clicking on ‘Active
Directory’, select your users, right click and select ‘Calculate Occupancy’.

The report will show you the occupancy per hour of the day, or per day over the period of
choice. You can also request logon data per computer or user, or any subset of computers or
users. You can also see the free capacity at any point in time during the period of choice.

If you create a map of your organization (with buildings, floors, rooms, workplaces, computers,
access points and snapshots), you can also generate a report of a building, floor or room
simply by right clicking it and selecting ‘Calculate Occupancy’.