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External Connection Logging? RRS feed

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  • Is there a way to log and/or track when external connections are made to WHS?  Is there a way to see currently connected users?  Is there a way to determine whether or not the users are on the local network or on the WAN?  Is there a way to track changes made to files on the server made by non-admin users?

    Thanks,

    Matt
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:48 AM

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  • Is there a way to log and/or track when external connections are made to WHS?
    Have a look at this WIKI

    Is there a way to see currently connected users?  Is there a way to determine whether or not the users are on the local network or on the WAN? 
    Logon to your homeserverdesktop, then Start, Run, type Compmgmt.msc and Hit Enter. In the management console expand the shares tab to get detailed info on sessions and open files. You can also use Taskmanager to see currently connected users

     Is there a way to track changes made to files on the server made by non-admin users?
    You can use a tool like Directory monitor
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:24 AM
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  • Is there a way to log and/or track when external connections are made to WHS?
    Have a look at this WIKI

    Is there a way to see currently connected users?  Is there a way to determine whether or not the users are on the local network or on the WAN? 
    Logon to your homeserverdesktop, then Start, Run, type Compmgmt.msc and Hit Enter. In the management console expand the shares tab to get detailed info on sessions and open files. You can also use Taskmanager to see currently connected users

     Is there a way to track changes made to files on the server made by non-admin users?
    You can use a tool like Directory monitor
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:24 AM
    Moderator
  • Windows Home Server doesn't support any of the things you're asking for, except (in a limited sense) seeing who's connected: in the console, you'll see an indication of who's currently logged in to your remote access web site in the status bar area.

    Most of what you want to do can be accomplished, though (in an unsupported fashion). Brubber has given you some good pointers. However, you're unlikely to get useful information about who's changing files, because of the way Windows Home Server handles file ownership.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:21 PM
    Moderator