Is there an easy way to determine if a user is truly logged on to the domain or if they are simply using an existing cache logon?


There is a little application called Kerbtray that is found in the Windows 2003 Resource kit. When you run Kerbtray it puts an easy identifiable icon in the notification area. If the icon is green the user is logged on. It’s that simple. Jeremy demonstrates this tool in Chapter 7 of his book. (Third edition, with the gear cover.)