Friday, November 30, 2012

How to enable the audit log in SharePoint 2013

To enable the audit log by using Central Administration

·         On the Central Administration home page,
·         In the Application Management section,
·         Click Manage service applications.
·         Select the Secure Store service application.
·         On the ribbon, click Properties.
·         From the Enable Audit section,
·         Click to select the Audit log enabled box.
·         To change the number of days that entries will be purged from the audit log file, specify a number in days in the Days until Purge field.
·         The default value is 30 days.
·         Click OK.

Configure audit settings for a site collection

Please use the following link in which Microsoft has given a very detailed description that references each and every minor point regarding audit settings:

It consists of:
·         Auditing event information
·         Trimming the audit logs (new enhancements in SP2010 and SP2013 as compare to earlier versions)
·         Configure audit log trimming
·         Configure events to audit

View audit log reports
Following link will help you to understand the following points:
·         Events available for audit log reports
·         Available audit log reports
·         View audit log reports


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james marsh said...

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