Changes in Network Folders

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Hello All, I have a Windows 2000 Network. A windows 2000 Domain Controller also serve as a File Server. Some of the File Network Share Folder's access rights has been changed. Is there a way in Windows 2000 to know WHO and WHEN the changes has been made. Thanks in advance! SD
ASKED: October 5, 2006  1:25 PM
UPDATED: October 6, 2006  10:52 AM

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Hello,

You can track changes to files and folders through auditing object access and privledge events. Object access will tell you which user account accessed an object such as a file or folder and privledge events will give you information on changes made to permissions and which user made them. Auditing should be turned on in GP and then can be set at a more granular level (network shares, folders or individual files) by displaying the properties sheet for an object and then select the security tab => advanced => auditing tab. Audit events will be written to the Windows event log.

Tip, just audit the objects that you really want to track. If you set auditing at too high a level such as on an entire drive your goning to have a lot of events to filter through to find the information your looking for.

Note: Auditing must be enabled for you to track activity so unless you had it enabled previously, your not going to be able to track down the user who made the changes which already exist.

Good luck!

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  • Rserao93
    That depends on what level of detail you have set in your audit logs. If you haven't changed from the default then you're most likely out of luck. The default audit level in W2K doesn't record those changes.
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