File Access Audit

Dear All

Can I use group Policy to audit the access to the files on a File Server, and so I can have log for users when accessing files.
I need it in details of the user with the accessed file name.


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Mike KlineCommented:
You need to configure auditing in two places

1.  Configure "audit object access"  domain or OU  linked Group Policy that applies to that server or on the server's local GPO:
Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Audit Policies. Enable success/failure auditing for "Audit object access."

2.  Configure an audit entry on the specific folder(s) that you wish to audit. Right-click on the folder--Properties | Advanced. From the Auditing tab, click Add, then enter the users/groups whom you wish to audit and what you want to audit - auditing Full Control will create an audit entry every time anyone opens/changes/closes/deletes a file.



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How do I view the log if someone created a folder or deleted a folder after I enable auditing? Thx
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