Configure server activity log and auditing

Hi Guys,

We would like to configure the activity log and auditing for one specific server in our domain.

I noticed the options in group policy, not sure if it can be configured for a single server only?
We would like the logs to be send on schedule via e-mail on a monthly basis.

Any recommendations for configuration?
Is Group Policy the correct place to start?
Rupert EghardtProgrammerAsked:
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Hasin Ahmed ChoudharyExchange AdministratorCommented:
What all action you want to track/ audit? what is the functionality of that server?

IF you have already figured a way to via Group policy and have the template ready, you can just apply that policy to one server (scope GPO object).

Or you can edit that template locally to that server.

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Rupert EghardtProgrammerAuthor Commented:
It is a database server.  Mainly MS-SQL.

"What all action you want to track/ audit? "
I would assume general  audit actions.  Requirement was raised by the auditing company.  (They did not give specifics)

Any suggestions?
Naveen SharmaCommented:
You can check this SQL server auditing solution to track and audit changes and permissions across your SQL Servers with detailed reports when needed.
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