Network Drive Page Counter
I posted the following to the Joel on Software forum. In case there aren't cross-over readers, here's what I posted:
That sounds pretty messed up. I'd just advise them that the best way to collect those types of statistics is to serve the pages using a web server.
There might be some system monitoring tools, depending on the server OS used (e.g. file access statistics). Couldn't a trace log utility for W2K Professional do the trick ? Honestly don't know, just a shot from the hip...
Regardless of the approach, I think you will need decent access rights to the drive.
Sorry, no help with an answer. Just a comment. This makes me so so sad. small minds stifling people who want to think and improve... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek
It's sad. And pathetic. And strange. I know the people in the IM dept. They're not grisly monsters. They're just normal people. But because of fear, laziness, institutional inertia, etc*, to get a web server requires an act of God. In fact, the intranet was started not by executive management's initiative. I started it, and did so cause it makes sense.
Are they "afraid of the complexity involved" (or the perception of it) ? Show them that there is little...XAMPP is a good start. Will get you a complete webserver based on Apache and including PHP and MySQL support installed on your local system in minutes...to demo, for example.
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