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    I have a user who has requested a report showing when all files on a network drive were last accessed, not modified, but accessed.

    There is a field you can add in Server 2008 R2 Windows Explorer called 'Date Accessed', so this data is recorded.

    Does anyone know of a Windows utility or a 3rd party tool that can report on this?

    Answers on a postcard please.



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    Re: Date Accessed Reporting Tool?

    Enable Auditing in Server 2008 R2 and this should meet your requirements.

    Answers on a postage satmap would be: Enable Auditing!
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      Re: Date Accessed Reporting Tool?

      I have a feeling this is not auditing, as that cannot be retroactive, more a script to drill down through the file system and write name,path, date to a csv or similar file.

      Powershell would do it, with something like Get-ChildItem | Get-Item | Select-Object Name, LastWriteTime | Export-CSV <filename>
      (should go through a folder, but will need work to drill into subfolders)
      Last edited by Ossian; 2nd December 2011, 09:34.
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