How can I audit directory deletion?

I have a server on which I would like to audit when someone deletes a directory. I've done the following:

- right click on the drive root and selected properties
- selected security tab then 'Advanced'
- selected 'Auditing' tab
- Clicked 'Add' and entered 'Everyone'
- When the 'Auditing Entry' page comes up I choose 'This folder and subfolders'' from the 'Apply onto' drop down and check 'Delete'. Click OK.

Then I get a message saying that there is no audity policy set. So I go to my local security setting to set the audit policy but I'm not sure what audit policy to turn on. If I turn on Object Access then I get every folder access audited, not just my deletes. What audit policy can I select to ONLY audit the deletes?

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windows server 2003 is limited with auditing on AD but i managed to find this:

server 2008 is far more advanced and you can read about it here:

Do you want to audit just that PC or all the PCs in the enterprise?

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pteddyAuthor Commented:
Kevin - I only want to do this on our file server.

any help from my links?
There are many commercial auditing tools out there, but most of them are for large enterprises (i.e auditing hundreds of clients PCs with a centralized server).

In your case, I see not much point in buying them since you are only auditing one machine.

For starters, I suggest downloading Snare, which is an open source auditing program. It's actually capable of enterprise level auditing as well, so you could potentially deploy it in your organization.

Download the server and install a Windows agent on your file server

Hope that helps
- Kelvin

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pteddyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answers. I will check out the links.
pteddyAuthor Commented:
haim96 - sorry, I thought I could accept more than one solution but apparently not. thanks for your answers. I am checking out your links.
Glad I could help : )
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