Need to assign users to their workstations for purpose of assigning computer access for Remote Web Workplace in Small Business Server 2011. To do this, I need a reliable list of users' workstations. This would also be handy for discovery in new environments, so something automated or semi-automated would be preferred.
Couple of thoughts on how to achieve this:
check/parse the security audit logs on the domain controller to match logon name to machine name in the logon events.
write a logon script that echos logon name and hostname to a file on a network share.
browse C$\Documents and Settings\ or c$\Users looking for most recently modified NTUser.dat
Look in HK_USERS for SIDs and (possibly) find last logon time.
Walk around and check each workstation name (boo! walking!)
Thinking the logon script might be the most hands-free and conclusive (will also show if users are on multiple machines and if so, would want to consider adding both machines to their profile).
NOTE: I should say that when setting up a new SBS server and using the http://connect method of joining to the domain, it will add the computer to the user's Remote Access tab > computer list. However, we're often doing migrations from existing DCs or SBS servers and this mapping is not always present or accurate.