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Auditing non-Office items

  Asked By: Rickie    Date: Jan 08    Category: MOSS    Views: 761

After testing out MOSS's auditing feature for awhile I realized it
wasn't working for PDFs, and saw on one remote blog that it won't work
for non-Office documents. This seems crazy for a auditing solution as
you'd expect it to work on everything for compliance.

Does anyone know of a way to readily get it to audit non-Office
documents? (I was just testing out read auditing)



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Johathan Mcgowan     Answered On: Jan 08

What specifically wasn't working? The only difference I'm aware of is
that you won't be able to distinguish between view/download for anything
other than Office documents, because that requires client-side
functionality that doesn't exist for other client viewers OOTB.

Answer #2    Answered By: Georgia Barr     Answered On: Jan 08

It seems completely inconsistent. I do see a record of a PDF that I
opened, but many (most) are not recorded.

Doing a simple test of opening a Word doc and a PDF, then looking at
the audit  report, I see the Word doc has incremented its view count,
while the PDF doesn't even show on the list.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jessi Sweet     Answered On: Jan 08

Are you sure you aren't getting a cached version of the PDF (meaning
there is no server request for the file and therefore no audit  event)?

Answer #4    Answered By: Kelvin Mckinney     Answered On: Jan 08

I wouldn't think so because PDFs that I freshly upload then try to
open are not showing on the list. I know the audit  view report is
getting updated though because I also opened a Word docuement and saw
its view count incremented.

How would I test & prevent this caching? It would seem like quite a
flaw in an auditing  solution.

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