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Posted on 2010-08-16
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What is the best way to see which users accessed a web app on a particular day.  Must be something other than Usage Reporting / Web Analytics.  Our environment is SharePoint 2010.
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OOB there is nothing. What you are missing from the Usage Reporting?
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No way through IIS logs or anything?  what about the ULS logs of 2010?

Web Analytics database was messed up, so it doesn't have the data we need for the particular day.
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You can find something in IIS logs - depending on how it was configured. We used to use the IIS logs to monitor our Sharepoint-based site usage, so this could be a goog lead. Depending on how you had it set up.
Do you have IIS 6 or 7?
The same goes with ULS - if it was set up to higher filtering levels then you wouldn't get too much.
What info you need to find? Who has accessed given web page or who has done some action (deleted something)?
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IIS 7

We wanted to know which users accessed any SharePoint sites on a particular day.
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Ok
On my test environment with all standard settings in the IIS 7.0 I have found info about users in this form:
2010-08-16 12:16:27 fe80::4055:d528:f05c:4762%16 GET / - 80 DEVX64\Administrator fe80::d154:9bbb:c2de:b6e0%16 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+7.0;+Windows+NT+6.1;+Trident/4.0;+SLCC2;+.NET+CLR+2.0.50727;+.NET+CLR+3.5.30729;+.NET+CLR+3.0.30729;+Media+Center+PC+6.0;+OfficeLiveConnector.1.4;+OfficeLivePatch.1.3;+Tablet+PC+2.0;+InfoPath.3;+MS-RTC+LM+8;+.NET4.0C) 200 0 0 15441
 2010-08-16 12:16:49 fe80::4055:d528:f05c:4762%16 GET /Pages/Default.aspx - 80 devx64\administrator fe80::d154:9bbb:c2de:b6e0%16 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+7.0;+Windows+NT+6.1;+Trident/4.0;+SLCC2;+.NET+CLR+2.0.50727;+.NET+CLR+3.5.30729;+.NET+CLR+3.0.30729;+Media+Center+PC+6.0;+OfficeLiveConnector.1.4;+OfficeLivePatch.1.3;+Tablet+PC+2.0;+InfoPath.3;+MS-RTC+LM+8;+.NET4.0C) 200 0 0 21453
 - so you get the date, page address and user login and IP (here it's v6) . So if you havn't changed anything in your IIS settings you should get the same.
Sorry, I forgot about the IIS logs.
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by:Justin Smith
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thanks boss.  I tried using a IIS log parser on codeplex but it didn't really give me user info.  I'll look a bit closer based on your response.
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I usualy just use Excel - copy the data and split it by space character. Needs a bit fiddling afterwards but does the job quite well.
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