I just purchased ISA SErver 2004. I have 1 ISA server. I lock down 90% of users to 15 web sites that they can visit. The rest, I need to see a report on where they are going to. I was specifically looking for directions on how to log where users are surfing. I may be dumb, but I can not find this in the ISA Server 2004 - Shinder book. Can anyone help me. Do I have to purchase a 3rd party program to do this? KB
I have used WebSpy in the past to provide these reports, and these reports are outstanding. The viewer can drill down to any level of detail desired per user, per traffic type, per web site, etc. The software even categorizes "productive" versus "non-productive" web sites, but of course, this may need to be altered depending upon what the organization does. WebSpy is very expensive, however, but worth the money if detailed report analysis is needed. The good news is that there is a 30-day free trail one can download for a test drive.
Note that I am having problems getting this product to work with MSDE logging that is the default in ISA 2004. I suggest changing the logging type to w3c or other simple format for a few days before downloading WebSpy to test. It will be much easier to work with if you don't have a lot of experience with MSDE/SQL databases.
You can get this information from ISA 2004 by settting up logging. In Tom's book, use the index for "Monitoring". That will be a good place to start. I assume that you are using ISA as a proxy.
If you need more, or different, information reported, we use a product called SurfControl. It has a nice rules administrator and works well for over 350 clients. If you don't have a lot of users, this may be overkill for you.