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Auditing domain admin's actions on exchange/OWA  settings

Posted on 2006-06-27
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I have a domain admin that I suspect is chaning things on exchange and OWA (on the same server).  Long story short.  I fixed the issue with only having to enter in username and password only in OWA instead of domain\username.  This worked fine for quite a while until I brought up this fix in a meeting. The admin in question said it wouldn't stay fixed and wanted to implement forms based authentication. (we're not ready to go that way yet, eventually we will). Not more than an hour later, it "mysteriously" reverted back to domain\username in OWA.  

How would I go about auditing any changes made to the network, exchange, and any other servers, when the admin is logged on? I really need some help on this and fast.

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You should turn off the event logging levels, you can access them with secpol.msc or use AD to apply the logging level changes.
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/5a86ab0f-c7eb-45ed-9e5e-514173bf15e31033.mspx
You can goto start>run... and type secpol.msc on the run line, then when that window opens goto Local Policies > Audit policy, and start changing the logging of sucess's or failures.
You can employ tools that can alert you to certain events that occur, there are free and paid tools for this.
Free: Snare http://www.intersectalliance.com/projects/SnareWindows/
Pay: GFI SELM http://gfi.com/lanselm/
Those tools will also serve as a backup of the log's, should someone erase them or modify them.
There are others, these two I like very much.
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Geez... what a typo... I meant to say, you should turn UP event logging, not off...
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Thanks. I will try out the snare program.  I want to nail this weasel to the wall.
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M$ doesn't keep track of IP's but does use machine names. You may consider using the firewall in 2003 to log ip's, or getting a firewall like zonealarm pro that can also log access via ip.
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