Administrators can use the audit feature of Microsoft SharePoint Server to track which users have taken what actions on the sites, content types, lists, libraries, list items, and library files of site collections.

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How do we activate auditing in SharePoint Foundation 2010?

We are trying to set up SharePoint auditing to audit reading of list items and are having problems finding how to turn it on. Is this supported in the Foundation version? If so how do we activate it? ...
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Tracing user profile changes without iterating all the through?

Due to the project requirement, we want to trace the user profile property changes (made through mysite) whenever they do. Is it a good idea to insert a javascript (through a delegation control) and ...
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Logging document library downloads with HttpModule

I'm stuck with a problem here that leaves me stupefied. I am writing an HttpModule which examines the URL of all HTTP requests in order to log which users have downloaded each document in a document ...
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How to find when a SharePoint list item was deleted?

A sharepoint list item is deleted from list as well as all recycle bins. How'd an administrator know when this item was removed and who removed it? Is it possible at all?
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Auditing a SharePoint document library

Got a requirement to audit a number of document libraries in a solution of mine. Basically need to log all CRUD operations on a file within a document library to a SQL Server database and use an ...
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How can I see what documents have been deleted from a Document Library?

I have a document library that had files in it yesterday. Today it does not. When trying to view some sort of an audit log I realized I didn't know how to. I'm using SharePoint 2013 Online. How can I ...
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How often should the auditing log be cleared to not affect performance?

We are building a system that uses SharePoint Auditing in a SharePoint Foundation deployment. We are wondering about the degradation of performance overtime as the amount of audit information grows. ...
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Audit the adminstrator

we are looking into the possibility of outsouring the administration of our farm. Because of the nature of sensitive data inside some of the site collection, we want to prevent data leakage. We want ...
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Can I Access the SPAuditQuery from the JavaScript Class Library?

Or there's a SP2010 Built-in service to access Audit data? [UPDATE] Quick awnser, No, there's no way to access the SPAuditQuery from the SP JavaScript Class Library. At the end I end up using a WCF ...
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Monitor Document Downloads in SharePoint Foundation

Afternoon, Is there a way to monitor/audit who downloads files in SharePoint Foundation either using something out of the box or by creating a workflow? Thanks in advance Steve
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Can I undo Permission Changes?

I'm trying to recover from an issue where permissions were removed by accident, but I don't know what they were. Audit Log only shows me which PrincipalIds were removed, but not what permissions they ...
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How do I track what users are opening and downloading in SharePoint 2013 Online?

Given that the "Opened and downloaded documents, viewed items in lists, or viewed item properties" audit event is unavailable in SP2013 Online, what other options are there for tracking who is opening ...
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SPItemEventReceiver to log delete action

I am writing an event receiver that will log delete action (time and user only) of a deleted list item. Following is what it looks like. public class AuditDeleteReceiver : SPItemEventReceiver { ...
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Auditing time on site collection

We have 18000 site collections, and on site collection creation, auditing was enabled with all options, because at some point auditing logs will need to be checked, probably with an external tool like ...
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Restrict SPAuditQuery to return only results from a single SPWeb

It seems there is no simple way to only return results from an SPWeb and not the entire site collection when using SPAuditQuery to query the audit log. It's possible to use both: ...
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Track if the users have read documents Sharepoint 2010 Document Center

I want to track if the users have read sharepoint 2010 document center's documents, currently user infos are not stored in audit logs, is there any way to do it?
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Need site inventory tool for SharePoint 2007 that doesn't require server access

We're migrating from 2007 to 2010 and I need a full inventory (site, libraries, lists) so I can remove stuff that's no longer being used. However, everything I've found so far requires server access. ...
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Confusing Audit Tables

I am having a hard time with Sharepoint auditing right now. We have a couple of web sites that are keyed to the WSS_Content Content Database. There are two main applications running right now. One of ...
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How to refresh the Auditing Log programmatically

I would like to know if there's a way to refresh the Auditing log programmatically, because we need it to see in real time which the last accessed document was within a Document Library. Thanks, ...
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How to archive the AuditData table on a contentDB?

I have a content db whose audit log is getting really big (60GB) and it's starting to effect the DB. I know I can go in and delete entries via Powershell, but I wanted to archive this table before I ...
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SharePoint 2010 solution install testing (Hosting???)

We've built a SharePoint 2010 auditing solution and while it works correctly here and at our SINGLE (albeit complex) beta site; I would like to test the solution install on more systems. I could buy ...
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Decipher a list update audit entry

I'm looking at the audit log and when a contact is updated I see the very un-useful document location of Lists/Test List/1_.000. Anyone know how to make sense of these cryptic entries?
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Read audit log and display in webpart

I want to display audit report in webpart. Webpart will have a button "get_audit" and dropdown which have months (Jan-Dec). when user select month say Jan and click on button it would display the data ...
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SharePoint 2010 auditing policy for folder content type causes error

if I want to add an auditing policy on a folder content type I get an error that the content type "Folder" at "/Shared Documents" is sealed. Does this mean that it's impossible to add an information ...
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Audit Report With User IDs as Numbers

I recently turned on auditing for a specific list. After producing a custom report to check usage data, we noticed the report contains several 3 and four digit numbers in the user ID column instead ...
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Document Library level auditing in SP 2013

I want to enable auditing on one of the document library for "Change" event. My question is, Is it mandatory to enable "Editing Items" from site collection settings for audits to be generated or ...
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SP13: Number of People Accessing Document

I will like to find out how many people are viewing my document within a document library. I thought I could see it by choosing the ellipse per document and the number will appear in the dialog box ...
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How to delete data from AuditData table that does not exist any more?

Our auditData table is growing and growing. I was able to delete some data using the powershell script: foreach ($site in get-spsite -Limit ALL) { $site.Audit.DeleteEntries("05/01/2013") ...
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SharePoint Online Track Inactive Users

How do you setup auditing so that you can track users not interacting with SharePoint Online?
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Auditing on PDF documents in a library

Had a request to see how often a pdf was being used within a document library so i setup a test library in one of my team sites and was able to enable auditing on the library, after some open attempts ...
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Audit log a specific user (or: Monitor the admin)

Is it possible to audit log only specific users (thus keeping the Audit-log under control and not harming performance)? Background Sitecolletion admins can view and edit everything (de facto SP ...
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Provision of Web Analytics via visual studio - sharepoint 2010

Does anyone know how to provision web analytics via visual studio 2010 ? I have got web analytics working for search results - ie: it will show me how many searches have been performed, top search ...
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SPAuditEntry MachineName and MachineIP properties

I am using the SharePoint Audit Query to build a custom audit log system. For each hit, I need also the machine name or machine IP. On the object SPAuditEntry there are two MachineName and MachineIP ...
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Audit List field level changes - SharePoint

Is it possible to audit changes on List fields in SharePoint 2013? What I'm looking for is to get some report when certain fields in a List is changed by users, not looking for values but just a ...
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Blocking Farm account from retrieving audit for specific site collection [For QA tests]

I would like to know if there is a "trick" to block the capacity of FARM account user to retrieve audit from specific site collection while that FARM account user is able to retrieve audit from other ...
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What is proper way to dispose after getting audit entries?

I'm cleaning up our audit logs exporting to a local disk for archiving. The logs are so big I can only export about a half a month at a time. The script I wrote works fine, but I'd like to automate ...
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Removed groups in subsite sharepoint2013?

Some one removed the groups in a subsite, again i added the groups, is it possible t know who removed the groups in sharepoint 2013?
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Is SharePoint Auditing something separately licensed?

I am trying to get a solution for an internal company request. We have a set of reports that are used throughout the company, and we want to track who/when(maybe where) downloaded one of these Excel ...
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SharePoint Foundation 2013 - Audit log

Can I read from audit log, how many times item has been clicked? I know that I can do it using Server edition, but what about Foundation? What I have done: Central Administration, I enabled Secure ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Auditing - audit document approval

We have new requirement in one of our projects to keep track of users who approved document in library. We are aware that there is auditing solution built-in in SharePoint, but I couldn't find ...
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SharePoint Audit Log Reports

My requirement is to have a report with the users rights for the past 5 years of data. It should have which user have the access rights to which content on a time in the past. Is this possible using ...
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Auditing Metadata for folders

I am using Folders in Sharpeoint 2010 Foundation to create document sets as document sets are not supported in Foundation edition. I have created a custom content type inherited from Folder, and I ...
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User Access Notification

is there an event in sharepoint that is raised when a user logs in?. I want to have a notification email whenever any user is logged in to a specific sharepoint site. Also, login here is not limited ...
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Success Audit spamming event log

I have set up a standard MOSS installation using forms authentication with NTLM. I have noticed that there are a lot of audit success events in the windows event log is this normal? It makes it very ...
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Tracking all changes made to a document on SharePoint 2010 within a web-part

I am building a site in SharePoint 2010 and I would like to have a webpart that will track and log who and when updates are being made to a specific document. The webpart will be featured on the ...
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How to find changed content types in audit logs

I have auditing enabled and have generated the content type modification log in excel format. I need to figure out how to find a specific content type that was modified. Any pointers?
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Logging history for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

Is there any way to get a record of who entered the portal with the date and time?
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Monitor download files in sharepoint 2010 foundation

I need to monitor the download files, I have this tool https://auditlogsp.codeplex.com/ but it does not have the option to monitor downloads, only when I view the properties of a document
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Audit Log not working until check-out/-in (SharePoint 2010)

We have one very strange problem with audit logs on document library. When a user with Contribute permission creates a document audit log does not start loging the new document until SiteCollection ...
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Retaining workflow history for auditing purposes

I am in the process of upgrading our SharePoint environment from 2010 to 2013. As you may know SharePoint only keeps workflow associations around for a period of 60 days, after which they're deleted. ...