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File sharing event log in windows 2011 sbs

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Does Windows 2008 (or Windows sbs 2011) records a log of each file opened and accessed by the network users? We have a shared folder on the server and each user access it using their credentials, one employee was fired and we want to know which files he was using last, or did he deleted some other files….
Or, is there a way to see which files where modified between yesterday’s backup and today´s backup? We use windows backup.
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No way before enabled windows auditing.
To enable windows auditing for object access, first activate audits of successful object access attempts and Failure access attempts via the local or domain security policy settings. Else, you will have no record when a file or folder was accessed.
Moreover, this application should work fine for what you were looking here. And further, you will be able to monitor all the critical changes and activities made by users.
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Check to see if you have shadow copies enabled.  If yuo do then right click on the share folder, click properties and then go to previous versions and pick a date.

Check that list of files and folders against the existing one.  Its crude but will allow you to recover obvious file deletions. Another option is to check your backups.

With regards to logging the access. As per michaelalphi's comment.  Windows Auditing will need to be enabled.
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Windows auditing was not turned on, I managed to turn it on and now monitor critical changes....

Also we are trying to buy the application, just not enough Budget for that.

Thank you both for the information:

About the backup, didn´t work even dough shadow copies are turned on.
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