AD Auditing tools

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by BH337, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. BH337

    BH337 Guest

    Is anyone familiar with any Active Directory auditing tools? I would like to
    be able to track any changes to the domain, when those changes were made, and
    what was done. We are looking for very detailed information.

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
     
    BH337, Dec 3, 2008
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  2. Hello BH337,

    Did you check the included Auditing options via GPO?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Dec 3, 2008
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  3. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Dec 3, 2008
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  4. BH337

    Marcin Guest

    Can you be a bit more specific? The type of change, date/time of its
    occurence, and its initiator are for the most part included in the built-in
    auditing (although there are some shortcomings - such as availability of
    "before" and "after" values following changes to existing attributes, which
    were resolved in Windows Server 2008 - or a system from which the change was
    initiated). However, the problem typically is not with level of details
    provided by relevant audit categories but with sheer volume of events
    recorded once you start changing default settings.
    In any case, if you are looking for tools giving you additional
    functionality, check products from Netpro, Quest, or NetVision...

    hth
    Marcin
     
    Marcin, Dec 3, 2008
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  5. Hello Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS],

    Really good and interesting article and easy to understand what is possible
    with included auditing options.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Dec 3, 2008
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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Dec 3, 2008
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  7. Server 2008 introduces the ability not only to audit WHO made WHAT change,
    but now also what the previous value was. 2008 also expands the auditing
    categories from 2003 and prior from...
    ....to 2008 providing 4 audit subcategories:
    Hope this helps,
    --Ryan
     
    Ryan Sokolowski [MVP], Dec 3, 2008
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  8. BH337

    TheLurker Guest

    Quest inTrust for Active Directory.... Also good for showing compliance
     
    TheLurker, Dec 4, 2008
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  9. BH337

    BH337 Guest

    Thanks for the recomendation. I will look into it.
     
    BH337, Dec 4, 2008
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    BH337, Dec 4, 2008
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    NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter is a great tool for this. It automatically tracks, alerts and reports on all changes made to AD, telling us who made what change, when it was made, etc., etc. Quest ChangeAuditor for AD is another very good tool, but it’s a bit more expensive.
     
    Jesse1113, Apr 25, 2012
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