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I'm trying to find software to do file change reporting.  The owner of our company would like daily reports of who worked on what files, new creations, deletions, etc. Any ideas?
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Kamran Arshad earned 25 total points
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Hi,

There are many ways to accomplish it. One way is to Install a Document Management System and put all files on it. This way whenever someone changes the file you will get to know. It maintains its Audit record. Knowledgetree is a nice DMS;

www.knowledgetree.com

The other option is to simply have a file monitor. Below are a few examples;

http://sharealarm.nsauditor.com/
http://file-access-monitor.vista-files.org/
http://www.poweradmin.com/help/FS_3_4/Monitor_FileSight.aspx
http://file-access-monitor.qarchive.org/
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We have tried SharePoint as a DMS before, the problem was that in order to work with files they basically have to be downloaded from the server then uploaded back.  Currently we have a well organized file structure on a windows 2003 server.  Ideally there is a lightweight software program to monitor file changes and generate reports.
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FileSure by ByStorm Software will provide the reports you are looking for
www.bystorm.com
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