[!--quoteo(post=360649:date=Apr 1 2006, 09:59 AM:name=txmedic03)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(txmedic03 @ Apr 1 2006, 09:59 AM)
You can request the information from the client and store it in a database. Provided that your network(s) doesn't use a dhcp you will be able to associate a username/computer name/IP/domain/time in the database. If it is a LAN or you know all the timezones involved you can get the time. You could create a management system to track the domains, IPs and systems on your network(s) as well as timezone or time in and out. PHP is a very powerful scripting language, but it does have limits. You can't be microsoft and just make up the rules whenever you like, but you can find ways to remain within the bounds of what is permissible and still achieve your goal.
unfortunately my work place does use dhcp. i like the work around suggestion tho, i would have to learn more php before i could start connecting to a database and track computers on the network. thanks for the helpful thoughts! =)