SharePoint 2019 on-premise configuration no internet access - closed network- (I had to build the installer) https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/51940.sharepoint-2019-offline-installation-of-prerequisites.aspx)

I need to be able to generate reports on who visits pages and views data.

I turned on all the audit logging options i could find a week ago and the audit log reports work for all instances except "Content Viewing"

If i click on Content Viewing and specify the /Documents location I get a "Sorry Something Went Wrong. This report contains no data" message. Along with a link that does not work due to no internet access.

Site Collection Audit Settings Audit Log trimming: no (at least until i get it working) Documents and Items: all checked Lists Libraries and Sites: all checked

Central Administrator Security: IMPC: Auditing: Available Central Administrator Monitoring: Diagnostic Logging: nothing checked. Usage and Health Data Collection: Enabled Everything but the following is checked* Bandwidth Monitoring SQL Exception Usage SQL IO Usage SQL Latency Usage

  • note that i just noticed that Tenant Logging and SimpleLogEvent Usage Data_SPUnifiedAuditEntry were unchecked so i checked them, applied the change, visited some pages and view some docs and the error still occurred.

I am wondering if there is something in Manage Site Features or Site Collection Features that need to be activated or if there is some powershell script i need to run. Any ideas?

  • i just found another setting to try in central administrator. I went to the Secure Store service and enabled Audit and set retention for 30 days.
    – Greg
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 15:51

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unsure why this worked when the site settings were already set but i ran the powershell code from https://www.lemonbits.com/2018/09/27/sharepoint-audit-logs/ and was able to generate content view spreadsheets immediately.

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