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How to obtain user's file transaction log?

Mighty_Ed
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I have a user who had 15 Gb on one of the servers. I just took one print screen as an evidence, now the owner wants to have a "complete description" about this information.
I wonder if there's anyway to see a log either when I deleted the files or when  this user copy them into the server.

It's a DELL PowerEdge 2800 running on Windows Server 2003 standard

Thanks in advance experts
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Top Expert 2006

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not unless you have folder auditing enabled, if you didnt, then there is nothing you can view unfortunately
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Top Expert 2007

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Well, you can always turn on file auditing, but I'm not sure if that's what you're after..

How about something like this: http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/securityexplorer/

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How can I turn File auditing on?
Does it consume resources?

The file transactions in this server are huge
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Yeah, I don't think you want file auditing - it would give you a good idea who deleted what, from where, and when, but it's cumbersome to sort through to find anything specific...

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so you suggest to turn it on or not?
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ouch :( , file auditing will fill your logs up damn quickly be careful
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