The changes can be reported with the “Not applicable” value in the “Workstation” field

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The following changes are reported with the "Not applicable" value in the "Workstation" field in the Change Summary
emails (in audit reports the "Workstation" field will be missing for these changes):
  • Content Security changes:
    • Assignment of permissions to SharePoint sites,lists, libraries, folders, documents or items
    • Permission inheritance break or restore on any SharePoint object
    • Creation and deletion of SharePoint groups, as well as changes to group membership
    • Creation, deletion and modification of permission levels
  • Farm configuration changes:
    • Changes to the Farm administrators group membership
    • Addition and removal of servers, changes to service status
    • Web application creation and deletion, changes to key web application settings
    • Changes to the following web application security policies: anonymous access policy, user policy, security policy levels
    • Site collection creation and deletion, changes to key site collection settings
    • Addition, removal and deployment of SharePoint solutions
    • Addition and removal, activation and deactivation of farm-wide features
The "Workstation" field is not reported for content changes if they were made in one of the following ways:
  • Through PowerShell cmdlets
  • Through the Site settings –>  Content and Structure menu
  • Through Microsoft Office applications integrated with SharePoint
  • Through SharePoint workflows
  • Through the Upload Multiple Files menu option
  • Through the Open With Explorer menu option
  • Through a shared folder
  • Deletion of items through the context menu
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