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Trace/Audit Sharepoint config Changes

  Asked By: Britney    Date: Oct 15    Category: MOSS    Views: 2335

We have several teams working on a single sharepoint instance.
So, we need to be able to trace and audit all the changes made in
central admin and other major config changes in site settings etc.

Any ideas how we can do this ? any audit logs which can help with this?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Oct 15

While it isn't listed as a menu option, you should be able to use
<central admin  URL>_layouts/settings.aspx

I haven't tested it fully, but it *might* work.

Answer #2    Answered By: Aakash Gavade     Answered On: Oct 15

This link leads to the site  settings page, when I can configure site
collection audit  features.
I assume that the sitecollection audit trail is mostly for content
editing and tracking.
Would it also config  changes like new site created, search server
configured, new server added to farm or SSP configurations etc

Answer #3    Answered By: Dara Hobbs     Answered On: Oct 15

Offic SharePoint Server 2007 is robust and each web application built
will comply with the SOX requirement.

Maybe if you have a PMO or SOX in place, the auditing/changes can be
tracked with the changes.

I guess you can give some examples as to how you find it difficult to
handle issue and we can map as to how we need to trackle the same.

Answer #4    Answered By: Abhinivesh Suvarna     Answered On: Oct 15

It should track most site  collection actions like add users, upload
docs, etc.

You need to configure Logging and reporting in Central Admin >
Operations for the new sites,servers, ssp, etc.

Answer #5    Answered By: Korio Daren     Answered On: Dec 18

Agreed with Abhinivesh what he has suggested above.
More information about SharePoint audit configuration can be obtain from here : https://support.office.com/en-za/article/Configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-f5a346d0-ee0f-4412-a5e6-d9b5abaa1012

In case if you wish to fetch such reports automatically, you may look into Lepide SharePoint auditing tool that seems to be a nice alternative approach in order to track such changes into real time. You can obtain more information at www.lepide.com/.../sharepoint-auditing.html

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