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Forensic software

Posted on 2012-12-24
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I need to find trial or free software ot find out who made changes to server files that contains my licenses
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by:davorin
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I'm affraid that post-festum you will not be able to do that. You would need to already monitor your servers using auditing.
Primer of auditing:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325898
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by:xmlmagician
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+1 to davorin

one way to narrow it down is if you go to event viewer and security and see who has logged in. that might give you a hint or point you to a direction.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Agreed with the above.

I'd also suggest you start securing the files so that only authorized people have access to files... if they don't need access, put them in a shared folder they don't have access to!
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jjjosef earned 500 total points
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I think you need a complete monitoring software which will monitor all the activities happening in you SQL Server ,exchange server and active directory also and give a report for the same .
In case you can try this out
Windows event log management

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by:davorin
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If you didn't enabled auditing on your server you will have no data you need in logs - so even Event Log Manager will not help you.
Event Log Manager is just a tool that shows what is written in event logs in different way...
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