Sophos XDR: Instructions for query to check login users on Windows worktation or server


Sophos Extended Detection and Response (XDR) allows you to investigate detected threats (“threat cases”) and search for new threats or security vulnerabilities. It also enables remote monitoring and troubleshooting of devices. With Sophos XDR, you can access both cloud-stored data and data directly on devices, ensuring you always have the most up-to-date information.

This article provides a guide on how to use the Live Discover tool of Sophos CIXA with EDR to query the entire workstation and server system to obtain information about which machines have been installed with Sophos certificates. This helps reduce the time for administrators to manually check each machine for verification.

Query Diagram

How to configure

Step 1: Create Custom Query

  • Login Sophos Central Admin -> Choose Threat Analysis Center -> Choose Live Discover -> Enable Designer mode -> Click Create new query
  • Enter name for your query
  • In Category: Choose category that you want to save to
  • In Source: Choose Live Endpoint and choose OS that you want (some queries may not be supported for the selected operating system).
  • In Show variable: Click Add variable
  • Enter variable with variable with type “String” and variable “active”
  • In SQL: Enter code

FROM logged_in_users
WHERE type LIKE ‘$$type$$’

  • Click Save

Step 2: Test Query

  • Choose the query
  • In Device selector: Choose computers you want
  • Click Run Query

Step 3: Check the result

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