Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Who modified the file last?

Posted on 2004-08-17
2
Medium Priority
?
460 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hi all - thank you in advance for your help with this!

I'm running Windows 2003 with AD - my request seems simple, yet I've been unable to find it on any site, including searching around experts-exchange.

In Netware, you can easily see who last modified a file, as well as who deleted a file.  Is there a way to track this information on Server 2003, or find it?  I would assume it would be under Properties, but I don't see it anywhere.  

Any help would be appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:Scudboy
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:robinluo
ID: 11825004
In windows you will have to enable auditing on the files you want to monitor, configure what action on the file you want to audit, and pick up the result from event viewer.

You can enable auditing from the Properties > Security > Advance button > Auditing tab
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
mdiglio earned 1500 total points
ID: 11830125
Hello,

Robinluo is correct but you must also enable auditing through group policy:
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Audit Policy\audit object access
It is not as convenient and straight forward as Netware.
Setting up a filter in event viewer will help narrow it down.
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Free Data Recovery software is an advanced solution from Kernel Tools to recover data and files such as documents, emails, database, media and pictures, etc. It supports recovery from physical & logical drive after a hard disk crash, accidental/inte…
Did you know PowerShell can save you time with SaaS platforms? Simply leverage RESTfulAPIs to build your own PowerShell modules. These will kill repetitive tickets and tabs, using the command Invoke-RestMethod. Tune into this webinar to learn how…

601 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question