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Windows Server 2008 File copy auditing

Good morning,

I'm looking for a way, either natively or through 3rd party tools, to monitor when a file is copied from a share on my windows 2008 server share to another destination.  

My environment is a virtual desktop infrastructure on which I have a Windows 2008 R2 DC/File server with Windows Shares.  Also on the VDI are virtual Windows 7 computers which users log into via RDP through a gateway-to-gateway VPN tunnel.  All files are supposed to remain on the VDI but I need to know when a user copies files from the shares to another computer (either one of the virtual machines or, more importantly, a local computer from which they are working.  

After some Googling I'm not sure if this is even possible - hope someone can help.  

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks for the responses guys.  I'm finding the about the same information.  It doesn't really look possible/feasible to monitor copying of files.  

I think the best bet, unfortunately, is going to be to lock it down completely.  

Thanks for the help.
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