Item-Level Auditing with SharePoint Server 2007
Summary: Learn about the auditing support built into Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and how to extend this support with the custom Item-Level Auditing solution.
Auditing with SharePoint Server 2007
Many companies and government agencies have policies and regulations that require them to track carefully where and how users gain access to important records and documents. In particular, they need to maintain audit logs that detail events that track data such as which users viewed and updated records and documents, and when these events occurred.
Previously, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 did not provide extensive audit support. For example, you could not use components to audit access to pages or access to items within lists. Furthermore, event handlers in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 document libraries fired only when a document within a library was updated. Therefore, event handlers in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 document libraries provided no support for auditing events that occur when users view documents.Read More