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I have a frequent problem where users of my domain are accidently moving files and folders contained in shared folders on our server.  All users must have access to these folders, and must be able to perform read/write, but I would love to be able to stop block movement of items, or to at least be able to track these changes so I can properly train whoever is moving files/folders.

Any advice?
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by:warturtle
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The most basic way of tracking who is currently logged into the system and using shared folders is via Computer Management applet. Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. That will open the applet. Then you can click on Shared Folders/Shared Sessions to see who is logged on and in what shared folder.

I am sure that there are better methods of doing that, which other experts will suggest. I will also think of more options.
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I know who is using these directories.  Realistically, everyone in the domain is in those folders throughout the day.  I am  trying to track who is moving my files and folders, or I just want to block them.  We have a rather large file system, so it might be several days before anyone notices that a file/folder has been moved, so checking the Shares/Sessions will not give me relevant information.

Any other thoughts?
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by:warturtle
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Can you not just give read access to those folders that are being moved around and need to be blocked? You can remove the write access and let the users only copy stuff to their local computers to work on.
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If you want to Audit Object access , you have have Audit enabled on these folders.
you can do that by going to the folder properties\security\advanced(button)\audit..
once you enable this, you can look at the Security Event Log to find out who accessed these folder objects.. but lemme warn you this will generate huge log files.. of you have everyone accessing these folders all day long
 
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by:Todd Gerbert
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You can also get Process Monitor from www.sysinternals.com, and set filter to: Process Name = System, Operation = IRP_MJ_SET_INFORMATION, Event Class = File System, Detail contains "Delete", Path begins with "D:\Some\Interesting\Folder"

This should show you all deletions.

Also, you can deny (using advanced NTFS) the ability to delete and keep ability to create/modify files, however that would also prohibit ability to rename.
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by:MrBookins
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speshalyst:
   
    I don't see an option for auditing the movement/copying of files and folders... Am I missing something?

tgerbert:

    Does Windows register the movement of files/folders as a deletion?  

Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
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Todd Gerbert earned 1000 total points
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Yes, a move is a copy operation followed by a delete.

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Great!  Thanks for the help!
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