How Do I Transfer Reports to a Different User in the Web Module?

Today I was asked how to transfer one report in the web module to a different user. The obvious reason for this is when someone leaves your company, the reports they had access to need to be transfered to the new person taking over their role. Unfortunately there’s not an easy way to do this via the user interface yet, but it is a planned feature.

In the mean time, you can do it by editing an XML file manually.

WebSpy on Windows 7

Now that Microsoft have officially released the long awaited Windows 7 Operating System, I thought I’d write a quick blog on WebSpy’s current support for Windows 7.

Where does Vantage store data and how do I change it?

In the log file analysis world, we’re always dealing with large volumes of data. By default, WebSpy Vantage stores its data, including the storages that you import log files into, somewhere on your c: drive. Changing this location to somewhere with more disk space is therefore one of the first steps that customers like to perform, so I thought I’d write a quick blog to explain the locations you should be aware of and how to change them.

Microsoft Forefront TMG Release Candidate now available

Microsoft have announced the availability of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Release Candidate (RC). This is the final public release of TMG before it is made available to purchase.

If you’re considering upgrading your ISA Server to TMG, this means that you can start your deployment using the Release Candidate, and simply switch it to a licenced version with no additional configuration changes once the full release is available.

How to Educate your Workforce and Strengthen Security with Internet Monitoring

Today I received a phone call from one of our clients who had read my previous blog: “How to Benefit from Monitoring Good Web Activity”. This blog is focused on how you can benefit from monitoring internet activity that is not generally perceived as bad, or unproductive. The client, a network administrator at a large …

Exciting New Features in Vantage Update 2.2.0.10

Attention all Vantage customers (and triallers). We’ve just released build 2.2.0.8 as an auto-update. This build includes new features such as scheduled data purge, support for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, and scheduling CSV imports into your Organizational structure.

Increase importing speed by utilizing dates in log file names

Using Date Modifiers in file masks are a great way to increase the speed of your imports as they remove all the logs you don’t care about from the import list.

If you’re using WebSpy Vantage, you are probably interested in filtering your log file imports by date (only import files from the month of June for example). The obvious way to do this is to specify a date filter using the filters page in the Input Wizard. The problem is Vantage will still check every record in every log file being imported to see if it matches the date filter. If you have months or years worth of logs in the folder being imported, that’s a lot of data that Vantage has to pointlessly sift through.

The good news is, if your log files contain the date in their file name, then you can use file masks to instruct Vantage to never touch these unwanted files.

Convert Microsoft ISA 2006 MSDE logs to WebSpy compatible text logs

A few customers have experienced some issues converting their ISA MSDE logs to text format using Microsofts MSDEToText.vbs script for ISA 2006. We’ve therefore created a modified version of the script that creates compatible log files for WebSpy software.