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I would suggest you use OSSEC. It can agregate all the information in a single server and has a nice web interface that allows you to display the alerts.


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Not to be rude, but suck it up. Your the IT Manager, part of your job is to snoop on what employees are doing when someone in management feels that it is warranted. If you aren't up for the job, then perhaps it isn't the correct job for you. And I'm sure this will make few fairly unpopular around here for a while.


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My linux servers already email me a daily report. Look for a program called "logwatch".


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The message tracking logs are ASCII text files and fairly easy to parse. If you're comfortable writing scripts you could probably code something quick-and-dirty that would give you what you want. With the right header definition Microsoft LogParser could probably do what you want, too.


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Seems like a pretty straight forward request; check out the performance monitor built into server 2008 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749249.aspx


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There isn't one tool for everything. Look at other similar questions. What tool do you use to monitor your servers? Network monitoring Network Traffic Monitoring What is the best/worst monitoring system? Real time monitoring of MS Windows servers and their services What tool do you use to monitor your clients?


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A wrapper script to handle this: #!/bin/sh TMPFILE=$(mktemp) "$@" 2>$TMPFILE if [ "$?" != "0" ]; then cat $TMPFILE fi If you save this to /usr/local/bin/delaystderr and chmod, you should be able to run as delaystderr rsync --progress. If the process exits without signalling error (returning non-zero), stderr won't be printed; you can delete the ...


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Similar to womble's answer, you can write a bash script something like: #!/bin/sh set -e TMPFILE=$(mktemp) exec 2>$TMPFILE trap 'cat "$TMPFILE"; rm -f "$TMPFILE" exit $?' INT TERM EXIT command1 command2 command3 and this should save everything sent to stderr for the entire script and output it at the end. As with womble's answer, I've not tested ...


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Set up a Pingdom monitoring service to send you emails and SMS messages when things go wrong. Also set up something like Nagios to alert on internal services, also set up to alert via sms, using a provider such as Clickatell.


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Your question is truncated (stopping with "but is"), but I suspect you were asking if there is some "easier" log file than the IIS logs. While it's possible that the "Security" event log could yield some information (depending on how your Audit Policy is configured) the logs for the IIS Web Site hosting the Exchange-ActiveSync folder really are your best ...


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Access requires a default printer before it can open reports (design/print/preview). It sounds like your problem is more printers and server configuration than splitting the database. I have also run into rare cases where particular printer drivers would cause Access reports to fail. From your description of the problem it sounds like they don't have a ...


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Recent versions of auditd have a dispatcher that supports sending events to syslog so you can perform the processing through your centralized logging system (assuming you have one). Edit: puppet supports syslog as a log dest so you could do correlation there as well.


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I use ipMonitor from Solarwinds. Excellent product for smaller budgets. The interface is beautifully layed out, and reporting is solid.


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We are currently evaluating Orion NPM from SolarWinds. Orion NPM Highlights: Monitors and analyzes real-time, in-depth, network performance statistics for routers, switches, wireless access points, servers, and any other SNMP-enabled devices Simplifies network issue investigation with drill down maps and Top 10 views of your global network Gets you up and ...


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My company has just installed Cognos as a BI reporting tool. Setup wasn't all to easy and required us to get a outside consultant to help implement a dashboard. That being said there are Cognos classes you can take that cover everything from daily usage to actual development. Personally it would be a lot easier, and cheaper, for me to create a custom ...


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Take a look here and here.


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For monitoring disk used: SharePoint Space Monitor On Reporting. For general administration of sharepoint, theres is a wealth of information available online on Microsoft's site, also many books have been published on the topic. Check Google.


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I think either Analog or AWStats would be able to give you what you require Edited to add: Re-reading your question - Do you just want to know about uploads\download of certain files? Or total traffic transferred for your website(s)?


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What about StatSVN? I think it comes close to what you are looking for. From their website: StatSVN retrieves information from a Subversion repository and generates various tables and charts describing the project development, e.g. * Timeline for the lines of code * Lines of code for each developer * Activity by Clock time * Authors Activity * ...


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I wasn't an IT manager, but usually the guy they asked to do discovery. Here's how I handled it. I work for the organization. The organization has a right to protect itself. We're not just talking about intellectual property, but also potential lawsuits. Employees are properly informed about what they can and cannot do. They sign a document indicating that ...


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Repquota should be almost instant, however doing a quota check won't be. On a server with about 500k files 4 disk RAID0 it took around half an hour, however that was with fairly high disk load (50% or so). It does depend on the number of files, not so much disk size as disk speed. repquota reports based on the quota file (which is updated when quota runs, i ...


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You would want to enable Audit Logging on your DC. If you don't have auditing enabled now, you won't be able to gather this information until you enable it. The easiest way to do this would be through Group Policy. Open the Group Policy Management Console and right click and choose "Edit..." on the "Default Domain Controller Policy" that is linked to the ...


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Check package management database Not perfectly reliable, but scan the entire filesystem for the expected executable or library file names. Same as #2, but don't count on it if somebody wants to rename netcat to purrmeow, statically compile it, and run it by calling libc instead of a direct execution. You could try to identify any files using the content ...


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Run a regular script (cron) that checks zpool status -x output. Longer-term, the ZFS on Linux project is working towards this in the form of an event daemon. The Solaris-derived systems had access to the Fault Management Architecture. As far as automated reports, even commercial solutions like NexentaStor use scheduled checks. There's nothing wrong with ...


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Try zfswatcher, it works really well for me.


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Have a look at Polymon. http://polymon.codeplex.org From what your describing, it's exactly what you're after. And free.


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I use a set of custom Perl scripts. They do several things but the main one goes through the event logs of each of the servers, extracts the warnings and errors for the last 24 hours, creates an Excel spreadsheet with the results and puts that in a folder I check each morning. This way I get the interesting bits in an easy to read format. I'm currently ...


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Have you considered collecting metrics via another mechanism? I have a puppet manifest that deploys dstat to member nodes, where dstat is configured to send metrics to graphite. http://graphite.wikidot.com/ Graphite allows you to build graphs on the fly with very little effort required. Patrick Debois has an excellent series of blog posts on the subject ...


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Have you tried just removing the virtual directories from IIS and running the report configuration wizard again? This is what I have done when our installation went wonky and not only was it quick and painless, it resolved the problem too! NOTE: We had a security issue where no client could view the reports even when in the correct AD groups YMMV but ...



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