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Audit if a user copies a file from Windows 2003 Server

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My company is using Windows 2003 Server (Standard Edition) as the file server, any method or third party software that can log or audit who has copied server files to users local HDD or USB device ?


Thanks so much !


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Patrick
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Hi.

At the server, you can audit when the file is being read, that does not tell you if it's being copied or just opened. So you would need to do that at the client. But I am afraid that unless your clients are on windows 8, there is no way. Win8 knows something new:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849638.aspx
Quote: "Audit removable storage devices - Many organizations are concerned about sensitive data being copied onto removable storage devices that are not controlled by their IT departments. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 do not support auditing removable storage devices. As a result, enterprises lose the visibility of who accessed sensitive data after it has been copied to a removable storage device. "
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what OS runs on the clients?
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Clients are usually using Windows 7 and XP
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