Active Directory Logs ??

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Does Active Directory have a log of moves, deletions and etc???

If so where is it and if not does anyone know how I can track that kind of information?

Thank You

Question by:dgriffit55
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    There are transaction log files along with the database located by default in \windows\NTDS, but it's not a simple open it and see what happened.

    I would suggest something like:  Active Administrator from scriptlogic for doing this.

    Author Comment

    How can i just Open those Log Files... that program from Script Logic is more than I need.


    Author Comment

    Or is it even possible I can not find any info on opening these Log Files...
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    That's what I was saying, the log files are used by the AD database.  They aren't going to be regular "text" inside and you can't just open them that I'm aware of.

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