Solved

Windows 2003 Audit polidy success/failure audits - so many logs! need to cut down.

Posted on 2009-05-02
5
477 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have enabled audit logs on a folder, and tested it out.

I added "domain users" as the group to audit thinking that this would include everyone in the domain.

Well when I open the folder being audited it creates 8 logs in the security folder. This just seems like a ton of logs for me for a simple action such as "open" a folder. What do you guys think? Is there a better way to do this, or is this a normal thing?

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:jaesoul
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Nik
ID: 24288745
I had the same need in the past and couldn't google for anything than for some third party tools like:
http://www.quest.com/spotlight-on-active-directory-pack/
http://www.manageengine.com/products/ad-manager/windows-active-directory-reports.html


0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
karstieman earned 500 total points
ID: 24288805
User the FILTER option in the Eventviewer option to find what you were looking for.
Otherwise, specify the audit more specifically and for instace audit only FAILED object access to this folder.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jaesoul
ID: 24290548
Hey Guys,

I am going to give these options a shot and get right back.Thank you.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:astralcomputing
ID: 24848463
Ok here is a really easy solution I like to use. In the logon script add the following line

echo %date%, %time%, %computername%, %username%, Sign on >> \\server\networkshare\login.log

This keeps a running tally of all logins, in a CSV format which can be imported into excel and sort, searched, etc...

You have the date, time, computer and username.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recovering from what the press called "the largest-ever cyber-attack", IT departments worldwide are discussing ways to defend against this in the future. In this process, many people are looking for immediate actions while, instead, they need to tho…
The conference as a whole was very interesting, although if one has to make a choice between this one and some others, you may want to check out the others.  This conference is aimed mainly at government agencies.  So it addresses the various compli…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

729 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