SharePoint Auditing of Uploads/Downloads

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need to audit on all of my sites uploads/downloads to a user. Another words I want to see who is uploading and downloading and what it is they are either uploading or downloading. Is this possible, and if so, how?

I am not sure if this is done on the Central Administration SharePoint site or if I need to do it on each site collection. A report that gathers it all would be great. I need this for the IT security team regularly.

Thanks in advance!
Question by:k3vsmith
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    Expert Comment

    For which flavour of SharePoint

    MOSS 2007
    WSS 3.0
    2010 Foundation
    2010 Server

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    Author Comment

    SharePoint Server 2007. WSS 3.0
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    Accepted Solution

    You can turn audit on the site collection but it is a bit expensive (SQL transaction and Disk wise)

    Item Level audit sample is here

    The file upload / download information is on the IIS server logs ,
    you can do an audit on those logs
    Again with IIS logs they can be large , so you might want some retention and off loading and analysis.

    Best of luck.


    Author Closing Comment

    I was hoping it was easier than that but thanks. Atleast Im not the one going through the logs.

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