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Topic # 24069 14-Jul-2008 15:20
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Hey there. I'm looking to find some software that will allow me to do an audit of a small business network. I'm looking for the following information relating to files, specifically MS Office files. It's needs to gather data both across shares on multiple file servers and across local drives on individual workstations:

# File Name
# File location
# File Size
# Version of Office it was created in AND/OR compatible with
# Date last accessed
# Last user to access it
# List any Office files that are password protected

Does anyone know of anything that can offer this kind of functionality? Any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated.

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  Reply # 147842 14-Jul-2008 17:56
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I've had to do similar audits before and have just scripted the solution myself in VBscript. Although I'm not sure if it's possible to get the version of Office that created the file through VBscript, but the rest of the info you require should be possible through scripting. Glad to help with this if nobody can suggest a better solution.

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  Reply # 150366 22-Jul-2008 16:12
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Google Newt Professional from Komodo software, it may be what you're looking for.

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Reply # 150379 22-Jul-2008 16:33
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Thanks heaps for your help guys.

Jonski : Newt looks like an excellent package, but seems to relate to OS/Hardware level scanning, not scanning for individual files. Thanks for the info though, have bookmarked the site for future reference.

amanzi : How much work would be involved with scripting it? Powershell did spring to mind when this was asked of me, but my scripting skills are non existant other than the occasional Windows build or batch file. If you were willing to help that would be much appreciated.

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