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Does anyone know of a software package to monitor folder and file modifications on a Windows server?
Would just like something that would log any time a network user changed, moved or deleted something from a network share. Would like to see who did what and when.

Tried security auditing folders, and possibly i'm just an idiot, but the amount of information logged made it difficult to interpret. Every action has dozens of log entries, and are confusing.

A daily report on file changes would be awesome!
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Shadow copy and file auditing.
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if you have a event log monitoring system like nagios/scom, you can enable auditing and they can send you an alert on specific event logs for move or delete.
for change there would be lot of logs to deal with.
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Neither contributor had an answer.... except auditing, which I specified is too log intensive.

Found a product called  Netwrix File Server Auditor, and from their website it seems to provide the reports I'd like.
No pricing on their web page, but I have requested a quote before I go through the effort of a demo.
If it's reasonably priced, and does what it says... guess I found my own answer.
But I can't give the points to myself, so I split it between the only responders.
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