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    I was wondering if there is a way to see who is responsible for moving objects in Active Directory Users and Computers?

    We have a few different admins and we are wondering who has been moving AD objects into the inappropriate OU's. Is there a way to monitor this?


  • #2
    Re: Moved AD Objects

    I'm not sure about ways to monitor this, however this really sounds like a policy issue that needs technology to back it up. When dealing with human behaviour, you need to educate people first before putting restrictions in place, rather than just giving them a restriction to try to work around. Train your admins, and if there is someone who can't be trusted to carry out their job correctly then remove their administrative privilieges.
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    • #3
      Re: Moved AD Objects

      you would need to have pretty extensive levels of auditing enabled. This can only be done before the issue, not in retrospect.

      And even if you audited absolutely everything every admin did, you'd need to have an entire security team whose sole task was sorting through those logs.
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      • #4
        Re: Moved AD Objects

        Server 2008 will audit DS changes

        Works regardless of domain functional level provided the change is made on a 2008 DC
        Not turned on by default
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          Re: Moved AD Objects

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          • #6
            Re: Moved AD Objects


            Does it also monitor AD changes?
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