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Word and Excel file users

By sabrefreak ·
I need to be able to know all the users who accessed the word and excel files for a particular job.
The people on this job are using Office 2010. The files are stored on our network.
For example, if Bob made a change to John's document, then I should see both John and Bob in a list of some sort as users who made saves to the file.
Because this is being installed now, I don't expect it to work retroactivlly (although that would be cool).

Many thanks,

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Office does that by itself, Active Directory can do this as well.

by seanferd In reply to Word and Excel file users

Office: Use Track Changes. There are also permissions settings of various sorts. These are applied and stored directly in the document itself in the form of metadata. Rvision history can be found in the file properties. Frequently, this is already turned on, which is one reason people strip the metatdata from documents before transmitting them to a third party.

A Can log all file access. I don't know AD well, but I can look it up for whatever version of Windows Server, and so can you, but your IT Admin would know.

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