How to track internet usage (website, time) on Windows Server 2008?

How to track internet usage (website, time) on Windows Server 2008?

I have had a requirement from my boss to install tracking in the company, so quality metrics on site usage could be done. Apparently there is a Facebook / WhatsApp problem across the co.

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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
You need to set up a proxy server, and route all your browser traffic through it.  The proxy will tell you who is going where, and for how long.  It will also let you block certain types of traffic, and which web content people can access.
mrmutAuthor Commented:
Which proxy?

Is there something for Windows, or should I run VirtualMachine?

Or maybe a MikroTik with a proxy?
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
I haven't used a proxy since Microsoft sold ISA Server - years ago - so I'm not conversant with what's popular now.  

A quick Google search turns up several that could be evaluated for suitability to your situation.  Some will have features you don't need, some will run on linux, etc, and you may not want to support them.  I would be surprised if you can't find one that runs as a VM under windows.

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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Also have a look at your current perimeter firewall. It might have some of the features you want, or at least allow you to block those trouble sites.
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