monitor software for files


We would like to see who access what/how long files on our file server, is there a way? thx
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Computer-ProsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you are an administrator on the network I would just stick to the tried and true method of using Windows Computer Management.  If you "right-click" on the My computer icon and select manage, you will be able to monitor the shares on that computer in a live state.  This will tell you who is connected, what files they have open, and how long the have been connected.   If you want to connect to another computer across the network, simply click on the top item in the tree "computer management" then in the actions bar you select "connect to another computer."  If you are an administrator you should be able to do this on any PC.
* Watch shares on local and remote servers.
* Shows the users and computers that are connected to each share, along with what files are open.
* Allows you to disconnect any file, user, computer, or share.
* Address book lookup to show you the details about each user connected
* Computer lookup to show you both the computer name and IP address of the computers connected.
* Can be run as a tray application.
* Supports top-most and transparency.
* Works on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

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Hope this help...
mcrmgAuthor Commented:
I am looking more like

I do not know which one is better, I need to have one of the managers to see the log (he is not the admin, i want him only to see the files that he wants to  monitor), so far, it seems like all the products can only monitor ALL files, it can not break down to different jobs....
I am not sure if there is such a feature...Hope some one else has known one...
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