Monitor file system changes

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Dean, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Dean

    Dean Guest


    I'm not 100% sure this is the correct discussion group but I thought I would
    try here first. I am trying to find out if there is a way to be alerted by
    some installable Microsoft tool when a user makes a change to critical files
    on a file server or a domain admin modifies logon scripts. I know these are
    kind of 2 different questions I just wanted to start here.

    Dean, Aug 10, 2009
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  2. Well, yes and no as far as which newsgrouup. But you're ok here. Auditing is
    your answer for both parts. There is AD auditing, and then there's file
    system and other resource auditing. Auditing events, will show up in the
    Event logs.

    The following are my notes on Auditing.


    AccessEnum for folders:

    ShareEnum for shares:

    An appropriate need for eventcombnt as opposed to searching through 11 DCs

    Logon Type Codes Revealed (EventIDs)

    Audit logon events: Security Configuration Editor; Security ServicesJan 21,
    If both account logon and logon audit policy categories are enabled, logons
    that use a domain account generate a logon or logoff event on ...

    Audit logon events
    If you are auditing successful Audit account logon events on a domain
    controller, then workstation logons do not generate logon audits. ...

    Audit account logon events

    Auditing failed logon events and account lockouts

    How to Enable Success Logon Event Logging Dec 1, 2008
    To enable success logon event logging using a local security policy ...
    In the results pane, double-click Audit logon events and ensure that ...

    Auditing Security Events Best practices: Auditing Jan 21, 2005
    For information about how to enable auditing in the logon event category,
    see Define or modify auditing policy settings for an event ...


    Which DC joined my machine to the domain?

    Check the netsetup.log in % SystemRoot %\debug folder.
    Also enable Auditing for Account management on the Default domain
    controllers GPO.


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    Microsoft Certified Trainer

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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 11, 2009
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  3. Dean

    Jorge Silva Guest

    Hi Dean,

    SCOM may be the answer for what you want, have a look at SCOM newsgroups to
    help you with that task. You also can build your own alerts deppind what
    you're looking for.

    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
    confers no rights.

    Jorge Silva
    MVP Directory Services
    Jorge Silva, Aug 11, 2009
  4. Dean


    Dec 13, 2011
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    NetWrix File Server CHange Reporter

    Download NetWrix File Server Change Reporter (NetWrix: #1 for Change Auditing - Simple, Lightweight, Affordable –there is a freeware version and an enterprise version). The tool monitors all changes made to file servers and alerts you whenever a change is made. It will tell you who made the change, when it was made, what was changed, etc.
    Jesse1113, Apr 26, 2012
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