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Report the Last Time Access Date for files on a server

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Customer wants to generate information that contains the last time files were accessed on a server.


All STM versions


Enable File Analysis for all devices listed for a particular policy

  1. Go to Settings > All Devices and click Device Configuration next to the server on which you want to scan files.
  2. Scroll down to the File Analysis section and change Status to On.
    You can also define a time when the File Analysis starts. The default is Midnight.
  3. Click Save on the bottom of the page to push the changes to the agent.
  4. If you wish to use Policies, go to Settings > Policies and edit Default OS Policy.
  5. Click on File Analysis and enable it here.
  6. Enable Override Agent Values. Click Save and Push on the next screen.

Setup a File Analysis rule

  1. Go to Settings > File Analysis Rules and click Add New Rule.
  2. Select File Analysis Rules and enter the name of the rule.
  3. In Find..., select oldest accessed age.
    You can also specify additional criteria.
  4. Once you are done modifying the rule, click Save.

Send the rule to the agents

  1. Go to Settings > Policies end edit Default OS Policy.
  2. Click Rules and select your new rule from the Available Rules.
  3. Click the down arrow to add it to the Selected Rules.
  4. Click Save and Push on the next screen.

Next time File Analysis starts, files will be matched against this new rule. Results can be found in Reports, Quick Reports, File Analysis section. For example, you can select File Rules Details and use your new rule which will be within the Rule Name section of the report.

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