track websites

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-09-11
i have a user in my office whom i want to track his website activities and report same to my manager

he has xp workstation. i am not able to tarck through policy manager in my watch guard firewall cannot configure logging

i need some tracking installed in my network so i can track the same and even block the sites.

i have also exchange 2010 installed

any free software would help
Question by:pramod1
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    You can use OpenDNS to track all the trafic and block it. I's free to use and you get a very details report on everything. You can have personalized page when a site is blocked. I used a lot and love it. You only need to add or change the DNS in your FW/Router. Very easy to use and setup. Very powerful too to protect against malware website...

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    how should i use opendns , i want to track one particular user
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    Depends on whether your machines have fixed or dynamic IP's, but to guarantee the requests are from a specific users account, you'll need to configure / enable user authentication.
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    Setup a static ip address would be the simple solution...
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    pramod1--Install History Viewer on that PC.  Click URL History in the left panel (and perhaps also Index.dat).

    Or read the index.dat file in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    Content.IE5 is a hidden file.  But you will need an index.dat viewer to read it anyway.  Use the index.dat tab.
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    +1 for free Squid. It takes some elbow get up and going powerful. Web sense as a paid software is above and beyond the best solution for logging, auditing users activity and blocking sites and protocols.


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