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Incorrect number of users reported in SharePoint Usage Logs

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
* See last post - issue appears related to KB 969231 *   It seems SharePoint 2007 usage logging with anonymous access worked in IIS6 but not IIS7. Is there a way to fix it?   Background: The SharePoint Usage logging was working fine (approximately 20,000 hits per day) until the upgrade to a new IIS7 environment. The configuration in both environments is very similar (both Anonymous Access and Windows Authentication are enabled) however the new environment is only showing 600 hits per day.   This forum response from Cornelius J. van Dyk [MVP] suggests that Usage analysis/logging with Anonymous Access doesn't work, however it does work in our old IIS6 environment (a dash "-" is just shown in the usage logs which suggests an anonymous user): http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/29823445/sharepoint-doubt-is-there-any-way-to-find-out-how-many-users-have-logged-in-to-the-sharepoint-site.aspx   So I've concluded it's differences in IIS6/IIS7 authentication. Reading articles on the differences (e.g.  single auth pipline instead of two-stage) doesn't highlight any obvious reasons why this wouldn't work.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks,   Peter

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