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data was deleted by a user, find who.

Posted on 2013-06-27
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Hi all,
Is any way I can find out who deleted a folder ( data) on the server 2008.
We already gave access to every one, through a security group (read modify) and some one deleted  data .

Please let me know if there is a command line to run in active directory, on in AD.



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Rabih
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the security logs will tell you.. you did enable auditing didn't you?
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by:Rabihhaj
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Hi Vi3ofa,

where is the logs is stored?. and how do i check if it is enable auditing.

Please provide me with the instruction if possible.

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Rabihhaj
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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windows maintains many event logs, the most familiar are
application
security   <<<------
system

if on right clicks on a folder, security settings, advanced, this will show the audit settings
What you are interested in is event 560 in the security event logs.
sample picture
good information: http://sogeeky.blogspot.ca/2006/07/how-to-audit-and-track-file-deletions.html
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