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I don't have auditing turned on with a particular file server. some one moved a folder inside another one. how can I find out who did this? it is windows server 2003
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Mike Kline earned 167 total points
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You won't be able to without auditing turned on before the action happened.  I know that is not the answer you were hoping for.   If you are worried for the future you should enable auditing on the files/folders/server.

Thanks

Mike
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totally agree with mkline71.
However in my experience auditing a server is not an easy task.  I turned it on for that same reason, but turned it very soon.  Do some reading, you may decide against doing it.
the mouse is our worst enemy, too easy to move a folder if you are not cautious.
The good news is that it can be moved back if someone notices it is gone.
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If you find to turn on auditing is a difficult task  for your file server do go for file server auditing solution, with a very little search you may find many solutions for the same
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by:geriatricgeek
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i thought it would be too late for auditing, but i figured i'd throw the question out there anyway. thanks.
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