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SharePoint 2010 Foundation Audit Settings

I have recently implemented audit for SharePoint 2010 Foundation using PowerShell.

There was a couple of discussions where some people said it's impossible to enable audit in SharePoint 2010 Foundation:


1. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products -> SharePoint 2010 Management Shell

2. When it is loaded you then run the following command to get your site collection object:
$site = Get-SPSite http://site_URL

3. If you don't get errors then execute the following commands one by one to set audit options and update it:
$site.Audit.AuditFlags = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAuditMaskType]::Update

4. [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAuditMaskType]::Update is a enum value of type SPAuditMaskType. You can have a look here for all possible values:
If you want to combine them then use -bxor in your script. Example for Delete and Update:
[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAuditMaskType]::Update -bxor [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAuditMaskType]::Delete

Enjoy. :)


  1. That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

  2. Though I did not have any errors with the commands mentioned above, I am not sure how to use those. How does those commands enable auditing? Where do I find auditing enabled once I have run those commands?

  3. Hi
    I'm using Sharepoint Foundation 2010
    I followed your instructions, I didn't had any errors, but still I can't see the Audit Settings.
    I'm the administrator. Also I tried the following command in my server :
    STSADM.EXE -o activatefeature -name Reporting -url http://sitecollectionurl -force
    who throws me the error: "Failed to find the XML file at location '14\Template\Features\Reporting\feature.xml"
    Also I looked at Site collection administration section -> click on Site Collection Features -> Search for the Reporting feature, but the option: Reporting feature is not present.
    Any ideas?


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