Configure UNC Credentials for Log Sources

SmarterStats can analyze logs from a variety of locations. If your log files are secured on a separate server or in a folder with permission restrictions, it may be necessary to specify the UNC account credentials needed to access the raw IIS logs. This can be done on a system or site level.

NOTE: For older versions of SmarterStats, the SmarterStats Service must be modified to apply UNC account credentials. For more information on these steps, please refer to the KB article Set Up Mapped Drives and UNC Paths as Log Sources.

Applies to SmarterStats 10.x - Current

System-wide UNC credentials
Follow these steps to configure the UNC account credentials to be used for each SmarterStats site configured:

  1. Log into SmarterStats as a System Administrator. 
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. In the navigation pane, click General Settings. A list of settings will load in the content pane.
  4. Click the UNC tab.
  5. Complete the fields for UNC Username, UNC Password and UNC Domain. 
  6. Click Save

Site-by-site UNC credentials

Follow these steps to override the system level settings and configure the UNC account credentials per site:

  1. Log into SmarterStats as a System Administrator. 
  2. Click the Sites icon. A list of existing sites and site details will load in the navigation and content panes.
  3. To configure a new site, click New. To modify an existing site, first select the desired site then click Edit. The site settings will load in a new window.
  4. Click the Log Analysis tab.
  5. Choose UNC Path from the Log Location dropdown. A new list of settings will appear below.
  6. Be sure the box for Use Default UNC Settings is unchecked.
  7. Complete the fields for UNC Username, UNC Password and UNC Domain.
  8. Click Save.

For more information, please refer to the SmarterStats Online Help.


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