Server 2012 R2 File Share Auditing

Is there a way to audit file shares to see what user deleted certain directories and/or files?
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
You can do it if you enable file and object auditing.  One word of caution though, logs can get very big.
BSModlinAuthor Commented:
Can you please tell me exactly which ones to enable?  And where they are?
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Open Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
Expand Local Policies and click Audit Policy in the left pane.
Select Audit object access in the right pane, and then click Action > Properties.
Select Success and Failure.
Click OK.
Close the Local Security Policy window.
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BSModlinAuthor Commented:
Here is a screenshot of what I see......  Which ones do I enable?Files
Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
If you are not hurting on your budget I would highly recommend a tool we use called Netwrix Auditor. The programs reporting capabilities are dazzling once configured and the tech support is amazing. The price was not bad but I would not recommend for a small business unless the auditing requirements are that stringent.

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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
Detailed fileshare, fileshare, file system set to success and failure
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
I secon Curt's suggestion.
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