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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 to get LastAccessed For SharePoint Site in SharePoint Online?

I want do some analysis of a rather large Site Collection in SharePoint Online. I want to figure out what has value and could be considered for migration vs old data that is not used. I have been ...
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Best / Recommended way to identify the inactive sites in SharePoint Online

I am looking for an accurate solution that can identify the inactive sites of the SharePoint Online tenant. I already checked the different blogs available which suggest using the ...
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SharePoint Audit log report not being generated

I want to get an audit log report for my SharePoint site so I also activated the Reporting feature but when the audit report is generated, the loading page appears and the reports is not generated ...
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Sourcing Documents from subsites to Veiw

I am looking to do an audit of all the documents on my SharePoint and its subsites. Rather then going through every subsite I am looking to just be able to View all documents from all sites and their ...
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anonymous audit log access to specific pages

How can I restrict access to a SharePoint or Teams file’s history, while allowing anyone in my company to access the content? Essentially we want anyone to be able to access a couple of pages of data ...
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Get the number of downloads/views in SP online document library

I want to get a report for a duration where I need below details for all the files in a document library. Any suggestions on OOB or PowerShell or any other way? Date & Time User details
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SPO Specific Activity Reports w/ Power BI

Is there any solution (MSFT provided, w/o custom solutions e.g. PowerShell etc.) to being able to view a list of any documents stored on an SP tenant - regardless of what site/list they're in - and ...
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Audit Logs for Automation SharePoint Library

I want to provide an automatic log report on a daily basis for the managers that should be extracted from the Audit log to track the user(s) activities in SharePoint Online for a specific document ...
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To publish Audit Log Daily

I tried to publish Audit Log Reports every day using "Site collection audit settings". I configured as below in 2 site collections. Also, I attached config image too. 1 site collection ...
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Provider Hosted Add-In Run Elevates but register changes as connected user

I'm running a provider-hosted Add-In in SharePoint Online. I want to do some stuff in Remote Event Receivers that change list items that connected users cannot do. The problem I'm facing is the user ...
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What are the options in SharePoint online if we want to extract the logs related to Lists & Libraries and send them to a group of people

We have SharePoint online site collection which contain 1 custom list and 1 document library. Now we need to extract the audit logs related to these list and library and send it to a group of people. ...
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In SharePoint online how we can enable Configure audit settings for a site collection

In SharePoint 2010, 2013 & 2016 on-premises we use to work with Audit setting using the approach mentioned in this link @ configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-f5a346d0-ee0f-4412-a5e6-...
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Get Audit Log for Permission changed

How to get Audit log for permission change in SharePoint Online from Audit Center in the Admin page (https://compliance.microsoft.com/)? For example, we have a SharePoint site & the permissions ...
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SharePoint Online REST API monitoring

How can I track and monitor API calls made to my SharePoint Online? Is there any audit log or something to track these calls and diagnose bad API requests?
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Information Governance Retention Policy Orphan Lock

We setup a Retention Policy on all sites under the Information Governance section of the M365 Compliance center. It locked all sites from deletion and won't let users delete folders with files in them....
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Is there a Javascript report for all Lists and Libraries in a site for SP 2013?

I know PowerShell will do this, but I don't have access. So just using javascript, is there a script that can do item count, date modified, library or list, URL, and times viewed for all lists and ...
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Is it possible to audit viewing of list items in SharePoint Server 2016?

Is it possible to get audit logs when users view lists or list items in SharePoint Server 2016? On the Configure Audit Settings page in SP2016 you can select to audit: "Opening or downloading ...
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Are audit logs in SharePoint Server collected for events on attachments?

I only see entries with type "Update". Should other types of events also be recorded? Is this normal SharePoint behavior? I use this PowerShell to check what kind of events I have on the ...
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Run Sharepoint Audit Log Reports for User Group

Cannot find a way to run audit log reports for user groups. There is User picker in Custom Report wich allows selection of Groups also. But errors (with "User Not Found" message) when you ...
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Auditing SharePoint Online

We have a request from our IT Compliance team to report on SharePoint Online use and look for noncompliance. Our original strategy for site management was not the best and there hasn't been any strong ...
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Audit log SecGroupMemberdel missing

we have a powershell script to extract data from the audit log filtering by group membership update (audit Editing users and permissions enable at site level) while we have a perfect match for the ...
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Online - Audit reports with full URL for classic pages views

I'm using SharePoint Online with some classic pages in the root site. So I've some URLs like https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/SitePages/Items.aspx?itemId=xx I would like to know which users are ...
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SharePoint 2019 on-prem - audit log for "Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties"

in our SP2019 farm there is no option for auditing View/Downloads. See this MS Support article: The "Opening/Downloading" option has been REMOVED in SP 2019. But I tried to do the following: ...
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Auditor Accounts In SharePoint and SharePoint Online

We have an audit happening across our content. Is there a way to set up an account in SharePoint on-premises (2013 & 2010) and SharePoint Online that we could give the Auditors access to ...
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Who Change The Permissions

Is there a way in SharePoint online to find out what user account changed the permissions on a Document Library folder?
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SharePoint Online Audit for Site Owners

This is a general question about SharePoint Online Audit/reporting for Site Owners As a Site Owners What ability do we have to audit who has been given access to files and folders on the SharePoint ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Find when auditing was turned on for a site collection

I have a site collection in SharePoint 2013 which has had auditing turned on. At present, we are auditing 'Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties'. Is it ...
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Who viewed my SPO page?

I've recently created a page in SharePoint for survey . The page has 800 views till now . Is there any way to see who viewed it . I tried audit feature but it no longer supports SharePoint. Is there ...
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Can I use audit logs to determine if an end user device has a synced copy of a library?

We are actively looking at o365 in our organization. One of the barriers for entry is we want to use Document Libraries to serve content to end users. These documents are required to be up to date on ...
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How can I track all the downloads of documents from a sharepoint library?

I've done some research and it seems that the auditing option for O365 SPOnline is not available for downloading documents. Is there another optimal way to track all the downloads of my documents? I'm ...
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SharePoint online audit

How to get sharepoint online audit data programatically without using Search-unifiedauditlog commandlet.
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Duplicates being created in SharePoint Record Centres

Just wondering if someone can point me in the right direction in relation to a problem I have been grappling with for about 12 months. We have a SharePoint 2010 system. We have set up numerous team ...
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Issues retrieving SharePoint Online Audit Data

When I try to retrieve the Sharepointonline audit data using search-unifiedauditlog .For an particular site it seems to be getting only pageview where as other events are not able to be fetched Even ...
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Why image (.jpg) file types are not logged in Audit log reports?

Environment: SharePoint Server 2016 I migrated web application from SharePoint 2013 to 2016. Now it seems image (.jpg) files are not logged in the audit report. Earlier during SharePoint 2013, It was ...
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How to track deleted content and deleted site pages

we are working with some custom control templates and deployed web parts, there is content not appearing recently we added in web parts and site pages design, here how to track deleted content and ...
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Track the number of visits to each SharePoint page in the communication site

could we track the number of visits to each page, where/how people navigate, and who is accessing the site based on SharePoint group permission(e.g. Finance teams vs. other HQ staff vs. field staff). ...
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Enable site audit setting on all site collections

What is fastest way to enable site audit settings on many different site collections?
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How to enable Audit setting in SharePoint all Site collections using Power shell script?

How to Enable all the SharePoint site collection Audit setting using power shell script. Can you Please give me some example Script to enable the Audit settings?
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*UPDATE* SharePoint 2016 Auditing

I find myself scratching my head as I know there are audit reports for the site collections, which is good, and I know there are third-party applications that can collate the audit data and present it ...
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Site collection audit settings: /_catalogs/MaintenanceLogs library missing

As far as I know there should be MaintenanceLogs library for site collections to store the audit logs in. However, recently it seems that some of our site collections are missing /_catalogs/...
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Modern Site Page - Hiding total page Views and Like option in Office 365 SP Online

I have noticed this new feature in SharePoint Modern Site pages in my O365 SP Online site. Can someone tell me on what basis this page-view is calculated (e.g - weekly, monthly or it shows the total ...
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Why the "Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties" option is not showing inside Audit reports

Inside our on-premises sharepoint 2013, we use to have this option inside the Audit logs settings, which allow us to track how many times certain documents/pages have been viewed:- but inside our ...
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Which sites in site collection are using which MasterPage

I'd like to know if there was a way to run a master page audit on all the sites in my collection Is there a powershell script I can run or some OOTB feature I can run that will tell me this ...
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SharePoint Online2013 Team Site Deleted

I created a DevGroup for myself and a new admin that is coming on board. That site is now mysteriously gone. I didn't delete the site, and no one else has access to do so. Is there an audit where I ...
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who edited part of the document in SharePoint online

There are 5 persons editing the same Word document. I want to see who edited one part of it. Is that possible in SharePoint online?
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Access log for particular form library

We are using SP2010 with InfoPath 2010. On a particular form library, we want to log the activities for all users. Whenever a user click on the form, the username, time, file path should be logged for ...
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How to download SharePoint Audit Logs from Office 365

My organisation has a requirement that audit / security logs need to be kept for at least one year. In office 365 the logs available in the Audit Log Search are only kept for 90 days. I am trying to ...
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Enable Content Type Auditing with PowerShell

In the browser, you can go into a Site Content Type's Information Management Policy Settings and decide to audit specific things about this content type. How can this be configured using the ...
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How to get report for user accessed SharePoint in past 30 days without enabling auditing feature

I am using SharePoint 2013 on-Premise and there is no auditing feature enabled. But i want to get all information regarding which users accessed share point content for past 30 days. Is there any ...
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SharePoint 2013 Audit usage files deleted every night

We have a SP2013 version and in all the site collections they have enabled the auditing. Some business users pull the audit report every month to see the traffic to their sites using "Run custom ...
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