Basic Configuration


Configuring a Domain Server

1. Add a Domain

The domain configuration is required for file auditing to ensure the main domain is configured to then allow the access to the servers within the domain for file auditing. This configuration ensures the events will then be collected for reporting.

  1. Click on the "Configuration" Tab > Add Domain.

  2. Enter the Domain name.

  3. Provide administrator login credentials (User Name & Password), to ensure sufficient permissions are provided to collect the logs.

  4. Click on the "+" symbol to choose the domain controllers in the domain.

  5. Click on Save.

2. Add a Server

Once the domain configuration is done, the next step is to configure the required servers for file auditing.

  1. Click "Configuration" Tab> On the left hand side, find and click "Windows File Server".

  2. Choose the Domain for which the file servers are to be configured from the drop down menu.

  3. Once the domain is selected, the available servers in the domain are displayed.

  4. Click on a server name. (Only one server can be added at a time)

  5. Select the objects to be monitored.
    In case "Shares" is selected, choose one or multiple shares that need to be audited.
    In case "Sub Folders" or "Local Folders" or "Local files" is selected, enter the respective path and click add
    Know more about objects

  6. Finally, click "Install Agent and Finish".


Configuring a Workgroup Server

  1. Click "Configuration" Tab> On the left hand side, find and click "Workgroup Server".

  2. Click "Add Workgroup"> Enter name (recommended) or IP address of host computer, in the "Host Name" field.

  3. Enter credentials (user name and password) of a user account with privileges to: read all configured files/folders, remotely install/uninstall agent and start/stop the driver service in the host.

  4. Select the objects to be monitored.
    In case "Shares" is selected, choose one or multiple shares that need to be audited.
    In case "Sub Folders" or "Local Folders" or "Local files" is selected, enter the respective path and click add
    Know more about objects

  5. Finally, click "Install Agent and Finish".


Configuring cluster server for file auditing

  1. Click the "configuration" tab > On the left hand side, under basic configuration, choose "Windows File Cluster".

  2. Choose the domain in which cluster servers are to be monitored.

  3. Choose "+Add cluster" from the top right corner of the screen.

  4. Enter the cluster name for the chosen domain and click "Next"

  5. Choose the cluster nodes to be monitored. Click "Next"

  6. Choose Client Access Point (CAP). Click "Next"

  7. Select all the shares that you want to audit. Click "Review"

  8. Review the settings that you just set and click "Configure"

  9. The cluster is successfully configured and its status is displayed in the cluster configuration window.

Furthermore, you can add and remove shares, sync configuration, check cluster status, and more from the cluster configuration window.

Note: Make sure your cluster nodes are operational and accessible from the computer where DataSecurity Plus is installed

Supported Platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 and above.


Monitor Objects

  1. Share:
    A share is an object in the server which can be accessed by various users, depending on their permission to access it.

  2. Sub Folders:
    A sub-folder is a folder present in the first or subsequent levels within a share.
    Path format : \\{share path of the folder}
    Example : \\test\subfolder

  3. Local Folders:
    A local folder is a directory on the server, which has not been shared. A drive can also be considered as a local folder.
    Path format :{drive}\{path of the folder}
    Example : C:\Users\user1
    Example : D:

  4. Local Files:
    A local file is an unshared file on the server.
    Path format :{drive}\{path of the file}
    Example : C:\Users\test\document.txt


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