Track Network File Changes

We have a Windows Server 2003 file server that we have multiple network shares on.  These shares contain various Word, Excel, and other miscellaneous files.  I am wanting to determine if Windows Server has the built-in capability or if there is a free/cheap monitor program for tracking changes made on these shared files.  I would basically like a way to go back to say an Excel file and see who were the people that edited it over the course of a certain time period.
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neptuneitConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I have a Windows Server 2003 (non-R2) server.  I tried installing the DirMonitor utility as suggested in the first reply, but unfortunately it would not install on this server.  I kept getting an installation error.  Is R2 required for that utility as well?
Windows has auditing that can be enabled but I think this tool will be better suited to your needs
Felix LevenSenior System and DatabaseadministratorCommented:
on server 2003 R2 you can use the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) to do a lot of diefferent reports on file usage.

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