Windows Server 2008 R2 Auditing

Oftentimes, there are folders or files that get "deleted". What usually happens is a user will move the folder or file to another folder by mistake. How do I set up Auditing to track when a folder/file is moved, by whom, and its new location? Is that possible with Auditing? The environment is a Windows Server 2008 R2 acting as DC and FS. PCs are joined via domain.

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Yes it is posisble. You need to enable Active Directory Auditing on the Default Domain Policy and then setup auditing on the folder structure you wish to audit. The below technet will provide all of the detailed steps.


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eshiramAuthor Commented:
thank you!
You should not configure that in the default domain policy - it will apply to any machine. Simply apply it to machines you want to audit directly or setup a policy that applies to those machines. Additionally, that link is outdated and is not the recommended procedure for 2008 R2 since R2 knows advanced auditing, see It will give you more control on what is logged and keep the logs smaller.
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