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My employer recently purchased a Mac Pro server (2011 model) and we've installed OSX Lion Server from the Mac Appstore. I'm definitely no server admin, but I have been tasked with finding out the following:

  • Can we monitor or log what users do? (i.e. open a file, copy a file.... or file-related tasks)
  • Can we stop files from being copied? Or be alerted when this does occur?
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Can we monitor or log what users do? (ie, open a file, copy a file.... or file-related tasks)

See "Auditing System Activity" in the Mac OS X Security Configuration" guide

You can also do things like fs_usage -w -f filesys > cap.txt

Can we stop files from being copied? Or be alerted when this does occur?

No, copying is reading and then writing elsewhere. If people can read a file and have access to writeable media, they can copy it.

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