In SBS 2003 is there away to track changes made to the shared files i have for users?

Posted on 2009-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I work in an office with a bunch of monkeys.  THese monkeys have accidently moved and/or deleted files from our shared dierctory on the server.  How do i do the following;

A)is there a log that tracks changes like this made on the server if so where.
B) Locate files that were recently manipulated, moved, or deleted?
C) what is the best software method for retrieving deleted files moments after they get deleted "accidently".

God damn monkeys!
Question by:khalex22
    1 Comment
    LVL 12

    Accepted Solution

    C - the best way to retrieve deleted files is to enable shadow copies of the volume that the files are stored on. In the cient apps folder there is a shadown copy client. You need to install this on your workstation and then go to the properties of the folder and you will see a tab called "previous versions" you can restore previous versions of the file from here.
    A - you can enable auditing for object access in a group policy. Are you familiar with group policies? Here is an article which should help:

    B - you can use shadow copies again for this to recover files that were deleted or modified. If they are moved you might have to search for them

    Featured Post

    Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

    Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

    Join & Write a Comment

    I've often see, or have been asked, the question about the difference between the Exchange 2010 SP1 version, available as part of Small Business Server (SBS) 2011, and the “normal” Exchange 2010 SP1 Standard. The answer to the question is relativ…
    Because virtualization becomes more and more common, and, with Microsoft Hyper-V included in Windows Server at no additional costs, and, most server hardware nowadays is more than capable of running a physical Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 or 201…
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now