How to enable Audit Log Trimming (how to monitor SharePoint document downloads) in SharePoint 2013

  • Synopsis

    This guide will show you how to enable Audit Log Trimming (how to monitor SharePoint 2013 document downloads).
  • Applicable to

    All PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 accounts.
  • Prerequisite

    • a PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 account
    • a PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 site
  • How to

    1. Log in to the top-level site of the SharePoint 2013 site collection as an administrator.
    2. Click on Settings icon and choose Site Settings from the drop-down menu.
    3. Under Site Collection Administration header click on Site collection audit settings.
    4. Configure audit settings for your site collection:
      • In the Audit Log Trimming section set Automatically trim the audit log for this site? to Yes. Note that you can optionally specify the number of days of audit log data to retain (if not specified it will use the Farm setting, which is the end of the month by default) and the location to store audit reports before trimming the audit log.
      • Specify the events to audit in the Documents and Items section.
      • Specify the events to audit in the Lists, Libraries, and Sites section.
    5. Click OK.

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  • Keywords

    SharePoint 2013, Audit log, monitor
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