More Information than just IIS Log Information

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by subrato, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. subrato

    subrato Guest

    Hi,
    I dont know if this is the right forum for this question but I hope
    someone is able to answer this for me. I know a lot of information can
    be retrieved using IIS Log files. But there seems to be something that
    my boss wants me to do. Find a way to implant a cookie on user and get
    more information than just the information that is retrieved by those
    log files. He says one can get more information like browser resolution
    and stuff(which he didnt explain what exactly it is). I was wondering
    if there any way of doing this and some information like that?
    Thanks in advance
    Subrato
     
    subrato, Mar 14, 2006
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    Patrice Guest

    This is generally obtained client side using JavaScript :
    http://www.pageresource.com/jscript/jscreen.htm

    You could then post the information to your web site (for example from the
    home page).

    --
    Patrice

    "subrato" <> a écrit dans le message de
    news:...
    > Hi,
    > I dont know if this is the right forum for this question but I hope
    > someone is able to answer this for me. I know a lot of information can
    > be retrieved using IIS Log files. But there seems to be something that
    > my boss wants me to do. Find a way to implant a cookie on user and get
    > more information than just the information that is retrieved by those
    > log files. He says one can get more information like browser resolution
    > and stuff(which he didnt explain what exactly it is). I was wondering
    > if there any way of doing this and some information like that?
    > Thanks in advance
    > Subrato
    >
     
    Patrice, Mar 14, 2006
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    subrato Guest

    Hi Patrice,
    Thanks for the weblink. I was wondering if I can get
    more information than that is mentioned in the log files of IIS files.
    I know one can get enough information like user ip, agent and stuff but
    I want to know if we can actually get hold of anymore information than
    just what is logged by the IIS ?
    Thanks
    Subrato
     
    subrato, Mar 14, 2006
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  4. subrato

    subrato Guest

    Hi Patrice,
    Thanks for the weblink. I was wondering if I can get
    more information than that is mentioned in the log files of IIS files.
    I know one can get enough information like user ip, agent and stuff but
    I want to know if we can actually get hold of anymore information than
    just what is logged by the IIS ?
    Thanks
    Subrato
     
    subrato, Mar 14, 2006
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  5. subrato

    Patrice Guest

    No, see the IIS administration console to see available information :
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...IIS/676400bc-8969-4aa7-851a-9319490a9bbb.mspx

    Basically you have what is automatically transmitted on each request (such
    as cookies).

    Also you may want to ask your boss what is the intended usage for this
    information (for example it could be better to design the page so that it
    best fits (by using CSS, relative sizes, centering etc...) rather than to
    test and place explicitely elements on the page).

    You may also find general statistics here and there on the web.

    --
    Patrice

    "subrato" <> a écrit dans le message de
    news:...
    > Hi Patrice,
    > Thanks for the weblink. I was wondering if I can get
    > more information than that is mentioned in the log files of IIS files.
    > I know one can get enough information like user ip, agent and stuff but
    > I want to know if we can actually get hold of anymore information than
    > just what is logged by the IIS ?
    > Thanks
    > Subrato
    >
     
    Patrice, Mar 14, 2006
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  6. subrato

    subrato Guest

    Patrice, I have some idea why this information which I am trying to see
    would be useful. We use webtrends for analysis of web traffic. It would
    be useful to collect information such as screen resolutions, browser
    information and stuff like that so that redesigning for this sites
    gives the perspective on how many people are using what kind of
    settings and indirectly helping us out to design the site accordingly.I
    hope I could make it clear what I am looking for
    Thanks in advance
    Subrato
     
    subrato, Mar 14, 2006
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  7. subrato,

    It probably would be a lot easier if your boss and you had a chat
    about *exactly* the types of information you'd like to get.

    That would make the job of telling you whether the information may be obtained and,
    possibly, how it could be obtained, much easier.



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    "subrato" <> wrote in message
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    > Patrice, I have some idea why this information which I am trying to see
    > would be useful. We use webtrends for analysis of web traffic. It would
    > be useful to collect information such as screen resolutions, browser
    > information and stuff like that so that redesigning for this sites
    > gives the perspective on how many people are using what kind of
    > settings and indirectly helping us out to design the site accordingly.I
    > hope I could make it clear what I am looking for
    > Thanks in advance
    > Subrato
    >
     
    Juan T. Llibre, Mar 14, 2006
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  8. subrato

    subrato Guest

    Juan, As per my previous post, the data needs to be consumed for
    analysis purposes under webtrends. Currently we are using IIS logs
    files and necessarily dont have all the required data. I was looking
    through webtrends and there is something called as SmartSource Data
    Collector and I am yet to find a way to work with it. I would really
    appreciate if you or anyone can help me with working of that.
    Thanks
    Subrato
     
    subrato, Mar 14, 2006
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  9. That topic is a bit off-topic for an ASP.NET newsgroup like this one.
    You might want to try posting to microsoft.public.inetserver.iis

    Alternately, you might want to enroll in one of WebTrend's
    classes about the SmartSource Data Collector :

    http://www.webtrends.com/Services/TrainingCourses/WebTrendsTechnicalProfessionalsEssentials.aspx

    They run $1,200...



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    "subrato" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Juan, As per my previous post, the data needs to be consumed for
    > analysis purposes under webtrends. Currently we are using IIS logs
    > files and necessarily dont have all the required data. I was looking
    > through webtrends and there is something called as SmartSource Data
    > Collector and I am yet to find a way to work with it. I would really
    > appreciate if you or anyone can help me with working of that.
    > Thanks
    > Subrato
    >
     
    Juan T. Llibre, Mar 14, 2006
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