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Windows Server Change Control and/or Monitoring

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Are there any tools or techniques or best practices for managing and controlling change on windows servers.  I am concerned that not all domain administrators in my domain are following my requirment that ALL changes be documented in a change document for each server.  I have noticed some bad wholesale security changes.

How can I find out when/by whom AD, File Security, and/or Configuration changes were made?

Is there software for tracking/auditing this?

Thank you.

PS - I have an SBS 2003 SP1 domain with 10 member servers and 60 users (all XP Pro).
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You can enable auditing to track who changes what.  It's important to test these settings carefully though, as auditing too many things can cause performance problems.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/guidance/auditingandmonitoring/securitymonitoring/smpgappb.mspx
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