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Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 13. Tracking User Access and Logging

One of your primary responsibilities as a Web administrator may be to log access to your company’s Internet servers. As you’ll see in this chapter, enabling logging on IIS servers isn’t very difficult. What is difficult, however, is gathering the correct access information and recording this information in the proper format so that it can be read and analyzed. Software that you use to analyze access logs is called tracking software. You’ll find many different types of tracking software. Most commercial tracking software produces detailed reports that include tables and graphs that summarize activity for specific periods. For example, you could compile tracking reports daily, weekly, or monthly.

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