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logs of computer

Posted on 2015-01-11
Last Modified: 2015-01-27
if we change so many settings change for one computer , can we get an history or log file , showing all changes done

like change internet setting , registry........by log file mentioning time and change

any tool
Question by:techp
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Expert Comment

ID: 40543740
Is this in an AD or standalone/home system.

Auditing GPO in ad, local security policy.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40543785
No, this is not possible. Auditing will not record what changes have been made, at least not in detail.
So you will have to manage your settings centrally (by GPOs) and do the documentation inside those GPOs (there are many text fields where you can insert details on why and how).

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ID: 40543862
it is in AD , as standalone computer
 some tools are to drag all reports from computer , all history ......
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techp, it is expected that an asker gives feedback. If he doesn't, the thread comes to a halt.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40544426
Auditing will record an event that a change occurred it will not record what the change was.
I.e change in GPO x made by user y.

The event will be in a security eventlog which will either using event forwarding can be aggregated on a central windows 2008 or newer server, or if snmp is installed using evntcmd you could configure eventlog to snmptrap ........

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there may be some tools to grab all history of computer , ( what installed at what time) ,,,,,,,thats what i am looking for
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arnold earned 150 total points
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trying to cover each item in your request will take a,long time.
There are three main logs application, security, system

Build a VM. Virtualbox or vmware esx aerver both can be obtained for free from their respective sites.

Add the VM to the domain with a detailed auditing GPO, or configure the local group policy to audit

Then install an application and note the application event record.
Let windows update install and see the event in the system/application logs.
Modify the local policy, and you should see under security/application the audit event.
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Danny Child earned 350 total points
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There are various registry comparison programs, and also ones that track installations.

but I don't think any of them will tell you what TIME the change occurred at.

What problem are you trying to solve?  Monitor unapproved software installs?  Track build images?  Build system logs?

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