How to find a change of data in AD?

A user has been given full admin rights!
Is there a way of finding out when this group was added to the user account?

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CHI-LTDAsked:
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mcnuteConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You may not find out anymore, but you can in the future by modifying the logging properties of AD.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961809.aspx
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
which group?
do u mean when user were added to specific group?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
domain admins
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
yes
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Meir RivkinConnect With a Mentor Full stack Software EngineerCommented:
for future auditing, u need to enable auditing for account management and check the event viewer
on the DC's for event id:
632 (add global group)
636 (add local group)
currently, You can see the last modification of the useraccount on the "Object" tab.
from http://www.winvistatips.com/define-date-user-has-been-added-ad-group-t708268.html
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
enable auditing for account mgt.  - is this the same as mcnute has said?
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Meir RivkinConnect With a Mentor Full stack Software EngineerCommented:
yes kinda, u need to go and configure which audit properties you are interested in.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
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vin_shooterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

You can very well find who/when its been added.

You need to have follow the below steps,

step1:Use the command to get the DN path, dsquery user -name "logonid"

Need to replace logonid with actual userID. Now you'll get the DN Path of the account then,

Step 2: repadmin /showmeta "DNPATH" >>c:\temp\meta.txt

Navigate to c->temp & check for "meta.txt" open it & search the list of changes happened in the object. In that you'll get DC name in which the action of providing "full admin rights"  is performed. Search the security log's you'll came to know the ID who performed that activity.
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titan123Commented:
Is the auditing enabled ...???

If yes you can check at the logs.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
It looks like (as per my link) its already been set, but i cannot find any records in the event logs...
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vin_shooterCommented:
Hi,

Have you followed the steps which i have given above..,
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titan123Commented:
If you are unable to find at the events logs at this case it is very impossible to say that this can be execute or not. Just for this case it is like if you would be using a third party applications also at that moment of case also this is bit impossible as they also can configure your ad auditing as you will go along with your Auditing Started.

If you want you can check out various auditing tools that are available but still there would be a compliance in the reports.

Thanks.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
@  vin_shooter - yes.
@ titan - ?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Never got there in the end..
Oh well
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