See who uploaded documents in file server

Posted on 2013-09-04
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Last Modified: 2013-09-05
I am wondering if anyone can help me out.  I am looking for software that I can download to see what users are uploading documents into my file server.  There have been days where tons of GBs of data is getting uploaded and I want to pin point to what user has done it.  Is there such thing or software or does Windows Server 2008R2 do anything like that?  

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dan_blagut earned 1000 total points
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You have some different solutions:
1 enable quota on the file server (no limit) and you will have a list of how may data each user have.
here you have a how to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd163561.aspx

2. enabling file server auditing only for file creations in order to limit the audit events
here you have a how to:http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Auditing_Windows_Server_2008_File_and_Folder_Access

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by:Pramod Ubhe
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not sure about free version but licensed copy gives much more details.

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There are many of the monitoring software available which would give you a report of all the changes made with in a file server. As soon as there is a changes made at the file server you can check through the software that some of the other a changes is been made.

Its like few days back i was googling out and read an articles which you can also have a look, which states that there is an agent that is been shoot out at the file server and this agent generates a log as soon as there is any of the changes made.


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kevinhsieh earned 1000 total points
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You can also just search the file server for files modified today larger than 1 mb, and then see who the owner is.

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