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Any one know of a addon software where i can see when a user logons and what they downloads? RRS feed

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  • I have friends that i let use my server, What i like to know is how often they logon and what folders they go into and files they download.  This way if i need to work on getting more stuff on what they use the most. Please any help would help from you guys, Thanks, Wiliam
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:40 PM

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  • Hello Ken i wanted to get back to you what i found. Two nice software's.  Hope this helps others out on this.

    http://www.whsplus.com/2009/04/13/remote-alert/

    http://www.whsplus.com/2009/04/08/whs-web-logs/
    • Marked as answer by Scubadog Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:17 PM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:16 PM

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  • There's no add-in that gives you any of that information. The console shows who's currently logged into the Remote Access web site; that's as close as Windows Home Server comes to what you're looking for out of the box.

    For other access via the Remote Access web site including information about what's been downloaded, you could use a web log analysis tool to give you what you want. On your server, the logs are in the standard location: C:\Windows\system32\logfiles\W3SVC1 (or 2; don't recall which for the remote access web site). There's really no supported or recommended way to find out who's accessing files using the server shares directly, however.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:51 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply. Man your fast at all hours!LOL. Where do you see who's currently logged into the remote access on console? I just don't see it. Thanks, William
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:21 PM
  • Hello Ken i wanted to get back to you what i found. Two nice software's.  Hope this helps others out on this.

    http://www.whsplus.com/2009/04/13/remote-alert/

    http://www.whsplus.com/2009/04/08/whs-web-logs/
    • Marked as answer by Scubadog Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:17 PM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:16 PM
  • Thanks. It's impossible to keep track. :)

    I'll confess I don't see the real usefulness of the first one. I don't personally feel a need to monitor my server logs, but the second one does look useful if you have such a need.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:32 PM
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