Windows Server 2003 - File Server - Track deleted files/folder

Posted on 2011-10-31
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi Experts,

I am looking for a nice easy to use way to track a couple shares on a windows server 2003 file server. I have a couple shares with a few hundred users connecting to it so it would be nice to see who is deleting files/folders on the share.

Question by:RLComputing
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    by:Krzysztof Pytko
    It would be done after enabling File/Folder audit and implementing inspection. Please check this MS article how to do that at

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    enable auditing on these folders, and choose to track deletes. Then in event viewer you will be able to see who deleted what.
    Of course this might not be what you are looking for as you will need to dif into the event viewer. But it will give you indication..
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    Sorry I should have been more specific. Are there any third party software available/recommended? I would like to be able to pull up reports as opposed to digging through events.
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    by:Ehab Salem
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    by:Krzysztof Pytko
    OK, I've never used anything similar but I found some event log analyzer. You may check if it fullfils your requirements


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