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A way to keep track who is deleting data on a files server for Windows server 2003?

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I am look for a good way to implement that we can tell who is deleting data from a file server shared folders..
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You can implement auditing at the folder level, right-click and go to properties, advanced, auditing tab--or using GPO: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787413(WS.10).aspx?ppud=4
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btw i have found this *really* handy, customer claimed the server was spontaneously deleting folders so i turned on auditing and proved otherwise--however be careful how much you audit as it can affect server cpu.
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would auditing be loged in the event log under the security?
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Yup
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I was told that this funtionility has been turned on for some folders, is there a way for me to find which folders have it? without having to go thru all the folders?
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I am not aware of (and cannot find with a quick search) a tool to check this.  Have you looked in the group policy yet?  BTW here's another article for you: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows-Active-Directory-Auditing.html
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It was not set with a group policy.. So you are saying that I would have to go thru all the folders..

thank you for your assistance..
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there may be a command-line tool to enumerate this (among other things) but haven't found it yet.
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Which policy should I use to track the delete of changed files?
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