Track files when they are copied

Posted on 2013-10-03
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Last Modified: 2013-10-03

I need to know if it's possible to track files while they are copied or moved through any dispositive included non persitant devices like pen drives or removable flash cards on windows 2003 server.

Maybe in the event viewer, but i dont see it or know how to configurate to show this.

Question by:JFR2
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SreRaj earned 2000 total points
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Auditing in Windows does not provide granular auditing featues. It monitors if access is success or failure and reports the same. If you need more granular auditing in windows Server 2003, you may have to depend on third party softwares. Following are some of such products.


Also, it would be a nice idea to block all the external storage devices to increase the security. If there is no option available to copy the data then the environment would be more secure.

You could use GPO settings to block all external devices for your computers in domain. Following article gives insight on that.


Please refer the following article on steps to protect data in your environment.


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This is exactly what i need, thx a lot.

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