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Track Active Directory Account Creation, Group Membership, and Deletion

Posted on 2013-12-07
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For purposes of change management and compliance:

How can I track when a new AD account is created in our environment and who created it.

I need to ensure that when new accounts are created they correspond to our internal ticketing system.

Ideally I'd like to receive an e-mail alert when a new account is created.

Is there any *free*, Windows Server 2008 built in functionality that can provide this?

I understand there are many 3rd party products, but I need something internal through scripting and automation.
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by:Mike Kline
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You can attach tasks to events  http://portal.sivarajan.com/2010/04/generate-email-alert-to-event-attach.html

You have to have the auditing enabled to track the events.    If you search around you will find other scripts.

I won't post links to any 3rd party products since you are aware.  They make this much easier but as you know they are not free.

Thanks

Mike
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Combining Active Directory Auditing and Schedule is a free option.

Enable Active Directory Auditing: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731607(v=ws.10).aspx

Scheduled task to email with an event log trigger: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2010/06/16/getting-event-log-contents-by-email-on-an-event-log-trigger.aspx
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You can also use powershell to get list of IDs created , change 30 to how many you wish

 
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$When = ((Get-Date).AddDays(-30)).Date
Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties whenCreated | Where-Object {$_.whenCreated -ge $When}

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by:Will Szymkowski
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Best tool I have used for Auditing purposes at a low cost is AD Audit Plus. Great tool and they have a fully featured 30 day trial. Basically tells you everything that is happening in your environment, you might be surprised on what it shows.

ADAudit Plus  - http://www.manageengine.com/products/active-directory-audit/

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