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Monitoring a shared directory on a Windows 2003 r2 server

Hello All,
Is there a way on a Windows 2003r2 server to monitor a shared directory to see who is doing what? Folders and files are being moved around and I do not know who it is. It is someone internal. How do I monitor a share on a server? I know there are programs out there but are resource intensive.
Thank you,
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Right click the folder, go into properties->security->advanced->auditing. You can add whatever OU or everyone and which events will be audited and the results will be saved in the Event Logs under Security. You can also setup auditing through Group Policy Management.

Also, MS has a system center management pack with additional monitoring tools but I think that for your purpose auditing is the way to go.

Hey yes manually monitoring is quite not successfull as there are many of the events that are not been captured by the windows but still you can see this thread and it would work for server 2008 R2 and moreover try out this application, a low resource intensity applications.


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