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Exclude configuration

Files and folders can be excluded based on file/folder local path, file type, process name, and username by using the Exclude Configuration setting.

  • Log in to the ADAudit Plus web console. 
  • Go to the Server Audit tab > Configured Servers > File Integrity > Add Domain > Select Domain. 
  • Choose a domain from the drop-down. Choose to exclude by File/Folder local path, File Type, Process Name, or Users.
  • Click on + and configure the necessary settings.

Example scenarios to exclude by File/Folder path:

Objective To exclude a folder and all of its subfolders and files
Share configured  Share path Local path
\\SERVERNAME\c$\fimfolder  c:\fimfolder
Path of folder that is to be excluded  c:\fimfolder\excludefolder
File/Folder or regex patterns  File/Folder patterns
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder 
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\*
What will be excluded
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folder
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\files.txt
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folder\files.txt
What won't be excluded -

Objective To exclude the "AppData" folder for every user profile
Share and folder path  \\SERVER_NAME\c$\Users c:\Users
Path of folder that is to be excluded  C:\Users\user1\AppData
File/Folder or regex patterns  Regex Patterns
Syntax C:\\Users\\[^\\]*\\AppData
What will be excluded
  • C:\Users\user1\AppData
  • C:\Users\user2\AppData
  • C:\Users\user1\AppData\subfolder
  • C:\Users\user2\AppData\subfolder
What won't be excluded
  • C:\Users\user1\subfolder\AppData
  • C:\Users\user2\subfolder\AppData

Objective To exclude files from a specific folder but audit all subfolders and their contents
Share and folder path  \\SERVERNAME\c$\fimfolder c:\fimfolder
Path of folder that is to be excluded  c:\fimfolder\excludefolder
File/Folder or regex patterns  Regex Patterns
Syntax ^c:\\fimfolder\\excludefolder\\[^\\]*\.[^\\]*$
What will be excluded
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\file.txt
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folder.withDot
What won't be excluded
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folderWithoutDot
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folderWithoutDot\subfolder
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folderWithoutDot\testfile.txt
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folder.withDot\subfolder
  • c:\fimfolder\excludefolder\folder.withDot\testfile.txt

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