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    Iím hoping there is an real easy way to do this as Iím sure there will be.

    Is there any way on a windows based server to unable auditing if authorisation changes to a folder?

    As an example say someone made some changes to the user permissions on that folder, is there any way for the system to record this data so I can then se who made what changes on what date?

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    Re: Windows Authorisation Changes

    What version of Windows Server?
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      Re: Windows Authorisation Changes

      Server 2003 & Server 2008


      • #4
        Re: Windows Authorisation Changes

        You will need to do this in two stages
        1) Enable Object Access Auditing in a group policy
        2) Go into advanced security for the folder(s) you want to monitor and enable auditing. Add the user(s) or group(s) to monitor and select the permission related events

        Read this for information about what to look for in logs:
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Windows Authorisation Changes

          Ossian - I was just reading this when you posted.

          I enabled auditing a while back but never set the folders I want to monitor. Iíve now added the "everyone" permission to check for "changes" to the root security on all my drives on all servers which should give me what I need on the file network.

          I thought there might be some kind of "nice looking" application to check the changes rather than having to check the windows logs and work out whatís been done.