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No, SpaceObServer does not change any time stamps of files or directories when scanning a file system branch. The scan engine works strictly read-only.

SpaceObServer does only access, read the file content if the MD5 checksum calculation is activated. However, in this case SpaceObServer uses certain API to ensure the last access time stamp should not be touched/modified.

The last access date of a file is maintained by Windows. Since Windows Vista/Server 2008, Microsoft disabled the automatic update for the "Last access" date by default to improve system performance on NTFS formatteddrives. Because of this, the date won't be updated anymore if a file content is changed for example. That is also the reason why the last access date isn't a good indicator anymore for recent usage of a file.

For more information, see the MSDN homepage.

All of our products are being developed in Delphi or C#. Although we use Log4Net with some of the components, they are safe to use, because the reported vulnerability applies to Log4J only.

None of our applications depend on Log4J or any other Java library and are thus not affected by this vulnerability.

This applies to all versions and editions of our applications (TreeSize, SpaceObServer, SpaceObServer WebAccess, HeavyLoad, SmartPOP2Exchange, Exchange Server Toolbox, SpamAssassin in a Box, SpamAssassin for Windows, SmartCallMonitor, SEPA-Transfer, ServerSentinel, and ShellBrowser). It is recommended to always use the latest available versions though to benefit from the latest patches, improvements, and features.

The installation (upgrade) to the new version is straight forward and does not require an reboot of the server/machine you install the update on.

Yes, the Enterprise Edition of SpaceObServer offers you so-called "Post Scan Actions" with which you can easily and conveniently carry out automated reports after a scan of your scan target.

Detailed information can be found here.

Additionally, the Enterprise Edition offers an OLE automation interface to create automated reports using custom scripts. In the "Demos" subdirectory of the SpaceObServer installation folder you will find many useful example scripts which you can use as a basis for your own script.

To create weekly or monthly reports, you can use the Windows Task Scheduler to run your scripts at a certain time or time interval.