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Posted on 2016-10-21
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HI,

is there any method in Active Directory to request history information about user account? I need to know what, when and by who made any changes to specific user account in AD. What I'm  after is user home profile change. I have user account that his home folder path in AD was changed to unusual location on a share that I need to get details for investigation for management.

can any expert please help me where I can obtain this information in AD?
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Yes you can....AD DS Auditing Step-by-Step Guide

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731607(v=ws.10).aspx

Now the thing is, this only will work moving forward.  Unless auditing was previously set up and configured, the information you are looking for doesn't exist.

You can set up the AD auditing, and hopefully the same thing will happen again and you can catch the person(s).
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by:Niten Kumar
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If you are getting lot of investigations like we used to then it would be wise to invest in a proper audit tool like we did.  Try out the trial version of Manage Engine Audit Plus and see if it suits your needs.

https://www.manageengine.com/products/active-directory-audit/
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by:kuzum
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thanks, it did the job we need without need of any third party tool.
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Anytime.  Glad I could help.
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