Is there a way to track files copied from file server

Posted on 2014-09-24
Last Modified: 2014-10-11
Hello EE,

I have a very unique issue.  I have a situation where I have users who are accessing files on our file server.
1. I can see files open from manage.

My question is can I monitor if a user is copying files from the file server to their machine, USB, whatever media?
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ID: 40341777
You need to turn on Auditing. (both on the file server and workstation).

Author Comment

ID: 40346033
Can you set Auditing via GPO that would roll out to everyone?
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ID: 40346052
Yes, GPO can be used to change Auditing.
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Author Comment

ID: 40357802
My Files are stored on a NetAPP and what I'd like to accomplish is for a group of x number of people to track:
1. What files are touched
2. If any files are copied.
LVL 119
ID: 40358009
I would look at AD Audit Plus

A fully functional 30 day trial is available to Audit CIFS shares on the NetApp Filer, files copied to and from the NetApp CIFS Shares.

Author Comment

ID: 40366729
I know you can enable access policy in GPO and then on the object set users to audit, but is AD Audit Plus for the purpose of not having to sift through 1000 event logs after the fact?
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Accepted Solution

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40366753
Yes, no need to look at Event Logs on Servers...

ADAudit Plus helps you centrally audit, monitor and report in real-time the changes on NetApp Filer CIFS Shares. ADAudit Plus reports and alerts on every possible Windows and NetApp Filer CIFS Files / Folders create, modify and delete, change permissions etc., Administrators can at-ease monitor and view pre-configured reports and schedule reports with instant alerts notification, that can be set at times of network security breach and for critical objects access. The alerts contain a thorough event analysis which helps quickly assessing the situation for a better handling. ADAudit Plus further allows organizations meet security and IT compliance needs with the data archiving feature which allows for generation of history reports. Also, reports can be exported to XLS, HTML, PDF and CSV formats for report submission during audits.


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