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SurfLog Quick Start Guide

Surflog Browser Metrics for Labtech

How to use SurfLog

SurfLog is a LabTech Plugin used to collect and analyze the browsing history of users across any Windows computer in the LabTech environment. SurfLog does not filter the results or limit the collection to a limited set of users. SurfLog does employ basic security for visibility of the history and stats of each client. A LabTech user must be a Super Admin or joined to the SurfLog User Class to access plugin interfaces.

To Enable SurfLog Scanning, select the [View] -> [SurfLog Enable] menu and launch the Master Control for SurfLog.

view menu

 

SurfLog's Master control powers the SurfLog scanner system wide. Use this to control the scanner and how often it tries to scan enabled clients. Only computers that report as up and available will be scanned during scanning cycles.

Master-Enable

 

Each client must be enabled manually before the computers under that client start being scanned and data collected. To Enable a client you select the [Configure] button at the client console in LabTech.

Enable clients

 

 

 

Select the switch to turn on or off scanning for a client. Once scanning starts it will only scan online systems. If no one has used the browsers during the scanning period you may get zero records back. This is normal for systems that are idle or logged out for long periods of time.

You can set the retention policy (How long SurfLog stores data in database) at the client level so each client can have a different retention policy

KeyWords are used to highlight different lines in the History tab to make it quick and easy to identify possible infractions or use of a particular word or phrase during web surfing.

Enable the client for surflog scans

Once a client in enabled the SurfLog Maintenance will pick up the new client during the following maintenance cycle, scanning all online Windows Systems for browser history. Allow several hours for results to start to appear in your History and Stats tabs.

 

Client view of browser metrics

 History view