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Monitor all file system activity on a target server

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This file system watcher allows you to monitor all file system activity on a target server.
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Introduction

This file system watcher allows you to monitor all file system activity on a target server. This is particularly useful when you are working with an  architecture that requires complex configuration modifications. By  deploying this file system watcher you can keep a history of what  files are created, modified and deleted and when these events occurred. You can also determine if any automated build processes are occurring on the target machine by recognizing regular binary drops, etc.

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Instructions to deploy

Step 1

Build \FileSysWatch\FileSysWatch.sln

Step 2

Copy \setupFileSysWatch\Debug\Setup.Exe to target server

Step 3

Remote-Desktop into target server. On Windows 2000: Start->Programs-> Accessories->Communications->Terminal Service Client

Step 4

Create directory structure: C:\SimpleSolutions\_fso_lg\ on target server

Step 5

Install \setupFileSysWatch\Debug\Setup.exe on target server

Step 6

At command prompt on target server type "net start filesyswatch"

Step 7

Periodically look at log file in C:\SimpleSolutions\_fso_lg\ on target server

Step 8

"Disconnect" from remote server do not "log off" and your FileSysWatch process will continue to monitor file system activity when you are logged off.

Deployment Model

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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmembergrin_t26-Sep-10 23:51 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberMichael90002-May-10 10:29 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmember-midiman-5-Dec-08 10:25 
QuestionHow about monitoring network drives Pinmembermpmalajos19-Sep-07 21:23 
GeneralExcellent code Pinmembernandumenon@hotmail.com6-Sep-05 11:42 
GeneralMonitor the Start Process PinsussAnonymous21-May-05 11:21 
Generalcatch event before file opens Pinmemberkrisst_k14-May-05 3:53 
GeneralNice article. Very to-the-point and no unnecessary verbosity. Pinmemberxlang11-Dec-03 10:51 
GeneralRe: Nice article. Very to-the-point and no unnecessary verbosity. PinmemberDragonByte25-Dec-03 8:50 
QuestionArticle ? Pinmembernvoigt10-Dec-03 0:25 
QuestionQuestion - why are _fso_lg, recycler, etc. filtered out of the file system activity? PinmemberEric James Johnson9-Dec-03 12:24 
AnswerRe: Question - why are _fso_lg, recycler, etc. filtered out of the file system activity? PinsussAnonymous9-Dec-03 12:28 
Generalyes, another fine example Pinmemberfunny thing9-Dec-03 12:06 

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