Records Management features in SharePoint 2010: Part 5 – Site Collection Auditing

Records Management features in SharePoint 2010: Part 5 – Site Collection Auditing

Overview

  • Configured under Site Settings  –> Site collection audit settings
  • Ability to generate a customized audit report about an individual record, item, column, content type, search or permissions
  • Ability to specify events to audit such as open, edit, check out/in, move, copy, delete & restore

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  • Predefined reports in excel format under Site Settings –> Audit log reports

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Records Management Scenario(s):

  • Heavy audits are required on items that have been declared a record, for legal reasons (i.e. decisions, invoices, bids, etc…)
  • A document has been deleted or changed and the administrator would like to figure out who deleted or changed document in question.
  • Site collection auditing features that allow document auditing can be used to figure out who opened, edited, checked out, moved, deleted or even searched for list items or documents

The complete list of this series can be seen by the following links:

1. Introduction
2. Document IDs
3. Managed Metadata Service (Term Store)
4. In-Place Records Declarations
5. Site Collection Auditing
6. Content Organizer
7. Compliance Details
8. Hold and eDiscovery
9. Content Type Publishing Hubs
10. Multi-Level Retention
11. Virtual folders and metadata based navigation
12. Scaling
13. Send To…
14. Document Sets

References

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spaudit(office.14).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spauditentry(office.14).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spauditentrycollection_members(office.14).aspx

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