Maintain History of Folder/File Accessing

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Active Directory
Security
Windows Server 2003
Dear all, is there any tool for windows network that tell you the creator of the Folder and File and maintian all history of the active directory users. The problem is that i have shared three folder on the window server2003. Different user access these folder and place their data in it. i want to maintain the history of any user(Folder/File creation, deletion, modification etc).please tell me any good software for window server 2003. If i want to use Event viewer how to configure it on the window server 2003 for the users that belong to particular OU.Either it maintain history on window server event viewer or in local user computer event views. Thanks Muhammad Usman

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You will want to enable auditing on the server which hosts the network share. By doing this it will log all the monitored events into the Windows Security log.

You do this by going to start/programs/administrative tools/Local Security Policies. and then navigating to Security Settings/Local Policies/Audit policy.

You are given the choice to monitor success and/or failure of certain events. For files, I believe you are going to want object access and privlege use.

After that you, if you are using an OS prior to 2003, you will need to turn on auditing at the file or folder level.

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