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Email alert when new user or computer is added to Active Directory

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Looking for a possible Powershell script or something else that can send me an email notification when someone adds a new User or Computer to Active Directory.

We have an IT guy here who frequently adds users and computers and forgets to update our inventory, so I'd like to be on top of it when he does.
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With 2008 you can generate an email alert   for an event   http://portal.sivarajan.com/2010/04/generate-email-alert-to-event-attach.html

I think 4741 should be what you need on the security logs of your DCs   https://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/securitylog/encyclopedia/event.aspx?eventid=4741

There are good third party tools for event logs too, but try this out first (can't beat the price)

Thanks
Mike
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Good idea!  Thanks.
Looks like I need alerts for Events: 4720, 4722, 4725, 4726, 4738, 4741, 4742, 4743

Is there a way to insert the description of the Event into the email?  There doesn't seem to be.
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Not that I know of, you can add it to the text of the email.  

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Mike
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Sounds good.  The alert should be succificient.  I can crosscheck the email timestamp with the timestamp in the security logs easily enough.
Thanks!
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