Friday, April 13, 2012 8:16 AM
I need a help. I don't know if this is possible.
Is there a way to track the users who views the documents and pages of a sharepoint site
and a sub-site?
and how to do it?
I tried looking at the audit settings but the audit reports showed me an xml coded page... And I'm not all familiar with xml scripts. plus, i can't use it to deliver reports. :(
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:22 PM
The auditing features of SharePoint 2010 are the only way to accomplish what you want without either custom coding or a thrid party solution. But there are ways to view those XML audit reports using Excel 2010. Take a look at the following article.
Paul Stork SharePoint Server
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Friday, April 13, 2012 12:24 PM
Make sure you have enabled auditing at the list or library level from settings page
Information management policy settings --> Enable Auditing --> Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties
If you have enabled this settings then go to Audit Log reports from the site collection site settings and then
Run a custom report --> Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties
Pick the specific list or specific user if you want to.
If above does not help then try the following article. Though this is for MOSS 2007 but I think you can use the same code for SP 2010 given auditing have not changed much in SP 2010 compared to MOSS 2007. I am not too sure so please verify this yourself.