to common questions regarding Ascendant NFM
can be found here.
1. What Windows versions is NFM compatible
Windows NT, 200x, XP, Vista,
and 7 - including 64-bit versions.
2. Do I need to install any
software on the computers I want to monitor?
No - no software is required
on the computers you want to monitor.
3. What do I NEED to be able
to monitor a computer on my network?
Windows file sharing needs to
be enabled, and the target computer needs administrative
shares enabled (i.e.: C$) if you want to monitor
their entire file system. If you want to log
specific shares only then you only have to
enter in the share paths (i.e.: Documents).
Finally, you will need an administrative login
to the target computer.
4. How can I make adding
a large network of computers to NFM easier?
Click on "Add Computer" then
"Enumerate Network Computers". From there you
can have all computers on your network listed.
Just click on each computer you want to add,
then click "Add". You will be given the Add
Computer wizard for each computer you selected.
5. How do I view full file
paths for file log entries?
Double click a log entry to view
its full information.
6. I have a computer properly
configured, and the login tests correctly,
but it is still not logging?
If you are positive the username/password
is correct that is used to connect to the remote
computer, and you are positive the remote computer
is online and active, you may just need to
reboot your computer. Usually resetting your
network connection will do the trick. Also
make sure that the shares you specified are
entered properly, and actually exist on the
7. How do I see what web activity
the user performed?
Load up a file usage log for
the computer you want to view web activity
for, then enter various file extensions you
want to search for (i.e.: .htm or .zip). You
will need to reload the file usage log between
searches to get full search results, as consecutive
searches apply to the current results listed
in the log viewer.
8. How can I view archived
files that NFM archives for me?
Click on "View Archived Files"
on Ascendant NFM's toolbar, then double click
on the computer you want to view files for.
Files are sorted under the username that was
active when the files were archived.
9. Can the user of the monitored
computer tell they are being monitored?
Absolutely not. There are no
software traces (because no software is installed)
on the monitored computer, and no performance
10. Administrative shares
are disabled on a computer I want to monitor,
how can I re-enable them?
Please refer to this Microsoft