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  Asked By: Patrick    Date: Mar 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 1250

This is kind of a unique situation. One of my colleagues wants to know if there
is a way that we can track how many times a particular file was accessed in
MOSS. Basically it will jsut be a zip file but he would like to see how many
times it is downloaded. I don't know of a way to do this, or if it is even



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aishwarya Karmarkar     Answered On: Mar 26

You would have to do this on a document library basis, but you could
setup an Information Management Audit Policy in the document library.
Then you can specify what kinds of events you want to audit. This will
generate an XML file  over time of everyone who accessed  files in the
library. You could then read and analyze the XML data to find out how
often that one file was accessed.

Answer #2    Answered By: Janell Camacho     Answered On: Mar 26

we obtained the no of times  a file  was downloaded  by parsing the IIS LOG
using a custom program . i am not sure, but please look into the use of
LOG parser.

Answer #3    Answered By: Julia Washington     Answered On: Mar 26

Where would that file  be located? Would it be accessible from the site, or would
it require server access?

Answer #4    Answered By: Shashwat Takle     Answered On: Mar 26

The file  is on the server, but as I remember you can set the system up
to generate an excel report that is available via the site settings

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