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Can i see who changed a user account

Posted on 2011-09-06
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I have a user account in my AD that was changed 5 days ago - can I somehow see who made the change?
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If you have auditing enabled, it would be in the security log of the DC that it was changed on. Otherwise I'm afraid not.
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Agree with CWCertus1, you need to have set active directory auditing to be able to see that.



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by:Sanjay Santoki
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Hello,

To log account management event in event viewer, account management audit should be enabled from the audit policy. Once it is enabled you will have an even in security event log with category of Account Management.

Thanks,
Sanjay Santoki
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by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
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Hi,

you can use the audit log for the changes done in AD.

Other suggestion,
You can go for the third party tool
Quest Change Auditor.

This the tool we use for audit purpose... it works good for changes made in the object.

Regards,
Prem


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by:happyhenrik
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Auditing is enabled but the security log does only go back 5 minutes... Might need to look into that :)
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by:Neil Russell
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Ouch!
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by:happyhenrik
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Yeah... we have a consultant coming on friday who will help adjusting the logging :-)
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by:Mike Kline
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You can start preparing for the consultants visit

look at the settings for your event logs  

\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Event Log\

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778402(WS.10).aspx

I'm guessing it is a combination of having too much logging and the log filling up too fast.  Let us know how it goes.


Thanks

Mike
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by:happyhenrik
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My consultant changed the logging friday morning, and now my security log goes back to friday \o/.

Later today we will adjust our SCOM monitoring to alert me when a user is changed.

Thx for your feedback - I will try to split the points :-)
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