Document Acknowledgement RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am looking for a way to upload a document and track who has read it, and provide a way to require readers to acknowledge the contents after opening.

    I haven't found any way for a non-administrator to do this on Windows SharePoint Server 2007 without enabling some sort of auditing? Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your time.

    Friday, June 17, 2011 9:07 AM


All replies

  • There's Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and (Microsoft) Office SharePoint Server 2007.

    Your name of "Windows SharePoint Server 2007" is not correct and as it contains elements of both correct names I don't know which you mean.

    Please clarify.



    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, June 17, 2011 10:07 AM
  • Sorry about that, its "SharePoint Server 2007".
    Friday, June 17, 2011 10:12 AM
  • Hi,


    OOB Auditing solves your purpose to some extent.  You can specify audit for item read, edit, delete & so on.

    • To enable auditing go to site settings-> Slte collection audit settings
    • You can check the options for which all you need to enable auditing and click ok.
    • From that point of time the auditing starts.

    But this works for the whole site.

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    Friday, June 17, 2011 10:32 AM
  • Hello,

    I don't see an option for Site collection audit settings, is this something that is enabled by default?

    Thanks for the help.

    Friday, June 17, 2011 11:09 AM
  • Hi,

    Try adding this to your site URL _layouts/AuditSettings.aspx . This will directly take you to the site collection auditing.


    Rahul Rashu

    Friday, June 17, 2011 7:31 PM
  • Hi,


    Only site collection administrator can see the Site collection audit settings, please make sure you are the site collection administrator.


    For more information, please refer to: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-HA010099726.aspx


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    Xue-Mei Chang
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:34 AM
  • Hi

    Not sure if you have found a solution to this, but have you checked out DocRead ? It's an add-on for SharePoint that does exactly this. There's also a reporting feature to find out who hasn't confirmed reading.  Take a look : http://www.collaboris.co.uk/products/docread

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    Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:44 AM
  • DocRead is certainly a good add-on with great functionality, but it is EXTREMELY expensive.
    Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:43 AM