user Activity Recorder

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-04
Hi Experts,

Would you please let me know of a software solution that tracks user activity and stores this information. I have a case where files are being moved or deleted and all of the users claim that they have done nothing. Actually they are trying to blame administrators for the missing files. What can we do to catch the liar?
I would need a software solution that will record any changes in the file structure for example - User John Doe moved folder "Secret Stuff" to folder "John's Stash" or User John deleted folder "Secret Stuff" @ 14:35 on 3rd of September 2012.

Please help.
Question by:goliveuk
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to enable File Auditing in GPO to track that changes. There are a lot of guides in the Internet but I recently found some very interesting video for that

    Please follow those suggestions, and that would be fine

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    Expert Comment

    You need a 3rd part tool for monitoring user action. I am using Change Auditor from long time and it tracks everything. You can use it with AD, Exchange, File server etc. It is really a good tool and provide complete detail.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Venugopal N
    You can use Varonis for this, it is used to query the activies on the folder/file.Also you can manage the ACL through the Varonis tool.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you

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