Create a custom audit report

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

Create a custom audit report when you want to specify the audit events that appear in the report.


In addition to configuring auditing at the site collection level, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 also enables you to configure auditing at a much more detailed level. This support is made possible through the information management policies feature that is included in Office SharePoint Server 2007. For more information about configuring auditing for a specific instance of a list or document library, see Add an information management policy to a content type.


Membership in the Site Collection Administrators group for the Records Center site is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To create a custom audit report

Use this procedure to create a custom audit report.

Create a custom audit report

  1. On the Records Center site, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Collection Administration section, click Audit log reports.

  3. On the View Auditing Reports page, in the Custom Reports section, click Run a custom report.

  4. On the Run a custom report – Customize page, in the Location section, click Restrict this report to in order to specify that this report should be restricted to a particular list in the site collection. Select the site and list to which you want to restrict the report from the Web and Lists options.

  5. In the Date Range section, specify a start date and/or end date that this report should be restricted to in the Start Date and End Date boxes.


    If you specify only a start date, the report includes all events that occur after that date. If you specify only an end date, the report includes all events that occur before that date.

  6. Specify the user names for those users to which the report should be restricted in the Users box.

  7. In the Events section, click to select the events you want to include in the report. If no events are selected, the report includes all events which match the other restrictions.

  8. Click OK.


    Custom audit reports that are too large may not be returned. If this happens, scale down the report query. For example, if the date range for the query is one month, create two reports instead where the date range of the first report spans the first two weeks of the month and the date range of the second report spans the last two weeks of the month.

See Also


Create reports
Create an information management policy usage report

Other Resources

Item-Level Auditing with SharePoint Server 2007