Is it possible to determine if a person was working on EPDM at specific time range using EPDM if he didn't do any check-ins or check-outs and if login log is limited or deleted?
When you delete a user their login is disabled, not removed. Therefore any records that appear in a file's history will continue to be tied to their login. This would include when files were checked in, but not checked out. Also, the text Deleted and the deleted date in parenthesis are appended to the username, for example "mike (Deleted 08/30/20)." You can enter this as the username in a search to find files they have checked out.
I'm not sure what you mean by "login log." SOLIDWORKS PDM does not keep a log of when a user logs in or out.
If you want to see when users log in and out of PDM, you could look at the SNL log files, but you have to decipher the text file log file. This log file does get deleted if you stop and restart the license service, but you can set it up to keep backups of the logs. I don't remember how to do that though.
There are third party software packages for monitoring floating software licenses. I have experience with OpenLM. The one thing is that if you have multiple PDM vaults, you will not be able to tell which vault the user was logged into. It just will tell you when they are using a PDM license.
I assume I would need access to server hosting license service?
Yes, it is this file on the license server computer.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SolidNetWork License Manager\lmgrd.log".
Assuming I would need to prove to certain people that I was working at specific hours... is there another way? Assuming I got access to sql epdm database...
Not really.You can check license server logs or search by state changes/check-ins.
License file is the best place to get good data.
Another way to go is to check windows authentication(event/AD) logs, but that only tells if user has logged in.
The only thing can think of is what my forum friends are mentioning to you above. however, this still takes the assumption that the person was actually "working" during that timeframe.
it may help to also see if he/she moved any files during that time (export results from below for excel fancy filtering)
Go Search for Moved Files
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