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    I was audited yesterday by one of our clients & was advised we need to set Active Directory up to send us (admins) an email each time new user accounts are created or deleted. Apparently this is a built-in option in AD which you can just turn on.

    Iíve never heard of this being a standard part of AD, can anyone help me out on this with how to set it up?

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    Re: AD Notifications Via Email

    IIRC there is an option to log events related to AD (if you are using Server 2008 ) and you can create email alerts for the events. AFAIK there is no native alerting facility in AD
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      Re: AD Notifications Via Email

      Im only running server 2003 on the DC's unfortunately.

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      • #4
        Re: AD Notifications Via Email

        Someone must do a third party app, or you could get fancy with a script along the lines of:
        Every hour do a list of user objects
        Compare with previous list
        If changed, send SMTP email
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        • #5
          Re: AD Notifications Via Email

          I found http://www.netwrix.com which do something for this & Im sure there are other things out there but the auditer was instant AD had this feature already. I think she may have been mistaken.

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          • #6
            Re: AD Notifications Via Email

            Originally posted by Ossian View Post
            Someone must do a third party app, or you could get fancy with a script along the lines of:
            Every hour do a list of user objects
            Compare with previous list
            If changed, send SMTP email
            Second that.
            Also another option: you can setup a scheduled script to monitor the event log on the DCs and look for account created event and send an email if found. http://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.c...px?eventid=624

            The event will be generated only on the DC that created the account so you'll need to set this up on every DC.

            Another solution: get a third party tool that reads windows logs and create alerts for them. Look for the event in question (624 on win 2003) and alert. This method could cost you a little, but it's the most simple one: the software will connect to each DC you point it to by itself and scan ALL the logs on ALL the DCs.

            Take a look:
            http://www.windowsecurity.com/softwa...og-Monitoring/
            Last edited by venom83; 4th November 2010, 19:05. Reason: added link for 3rd party tools
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            Leonid

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            • #7
              Re: AD Notifications Via Email

              Hi,

              You would need a custom code created either in vb or ps to achieve that.
              Thanks & Regards
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              • #8
                Re: AD Notifications Via Email

                You could use eventtrigers.exe with any mailer program like in here: http://petri.com/how-to-use-eventtri...-event-ids.htm
                Last edited by L4ndy; 9th November 2010, 22:59.
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                  Re: AD Notifications Via Email

                  Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
                  You could use eventtrigers.exe with any mailer program like in here: http://petri.com/how-to-use-eventtri...-event-ids.htm
                  Awesome!!! If I new it couple of years back...
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