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Last Accessed date is not accurate in SharePoint site RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    We are planning to decommission a sharepoint site. We know that nobody is using the site or accessed the site for past 2 years, but when we ran an analytic report (either using tool or PowerShell script), it shows last accessed 5 days back which is not the actual date. I am suspecting its a system change something happening internally. So this is really a challenge for us to decide whether to decommission the site or keep it. How to know if the site is modified by the actual user or it's just a system doing.

    Please suggest some smart approaches.

    Thanks.


    Knowledge is power.


    • Edited by Manoj Kumar Goud Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:15 PM Wording change
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:37 PM

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  • Hi

    Please check if there is a crawl plan configured on this site as the last access time will be changed if the crawl job triggered.

    The modified info can be generated via Site Collection auditor log and access info can check from ULS/IIS log.

    If not sure whether the site is still using, think you can change the site status to Read-Only/No Access and keep monitoring for few days, then plan to decomm.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:51 AM
  • Hi Manoj Kumar Goud,

    How did you find the last access date for the site? As there is no OOB way to get the last access date for sites.

    Besides, we could use Log Parser on IIS log or use SPWeb.LastItemModifiedDate property to require your achievement.

    Here are some similar blogs for your reference:

    last access date/time for sharepoint site collections.

    DayLastAccessed - Not giving accurate data (Trying to find out subsites that have not been visited in a long time).

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:40 AM
  • Hi Manoj Kumar Goud,

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    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:46 AM
  • Hi Manoj Kumar Goud,

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    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Friday, November 22, 2019 9:45 AM