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Auditing of Files

Posted on 2014-12-12
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Hello,
      I have a need to audit a directory to see how many times files in this directory are accessed. The purpose being that we purchase and download these files and store them in a directory for users to access. We really have no idea what files are actually being viewed. If we knew what files are being viewed and how often we may be able to eliminate purchasing the files that are not be viewed.

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If you're a Windows shop, then you can set object access auditing for the server/file/folder you wish and come up with a method to extract the logs or just view them on the server where the folder resides. If you don't want your logs to fill up fast, then you can simply enable object access auditing on the folder in question. This will spit out an eventlog for when a client tries to open a file, etc. Again, this is dependent on you being a Windows shop.
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