Privileges required for Collecting audit data


Create a 'user' account in your Active Directory and configure ADAudit Plus Service / Domain Settings Page with this 'user' account for data collection, processing and report generation.

Note
ADAudit Plus instantly starts to audit, when provided with a 'Domain Admin' account. When users' do not want to provide a 'Domain Admin' account, follow the below steps to manually configure the successful working of ADAudit Plus.

1. Manage Auditing and Security Log Privilege

Open GPMC | Create a new GPO for the domain | Add the "Domain Controllers, Member Servers, File Servers & Workstations" that require audit into the Security Filtering settings of this Group Policy Object.

'Manage Auditing and Security Log' privilege

Add the user in 'Manage auditing and security log' policy; this setting can be found under Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | User Rights Assignment | ; Use the newly created GPO and push this setting to all audited Servers.

'Manage Auditing and Security Log' privilege

2. Member of Event Log Readers

For Domain Controllers above 2003: Open Active Directory Users and Computers | Builtin Container | Add user as a member of 'Event Log Readers' group.

Event Log Readers Group


3. DCOM & WMI Permission


The 'user' must have the DCOM & WMI permission only for the Windows Failover Cluster configuration/WMI mode of Event Collection.

DCOM Permission: Component Services | Computers | My Computer | Right Click and go to Properties | COM Security | Edit Limits of 'Launch and Activation Permissions | In Security Limits, Add the 'user' with Allow for all permissions.

DCOM Permission

WMI Permission: Go to Start | Run 'wmimgmt.msc' | Security Tab | CIMV2 | Security | Add the 'user' with Allow for all permissions.

WMI Permission

4. Member of Group Policy Creator Owners

Open Active Directory Users and Computers | Users Container | Add user as a member of 'Group Policy Creator Owners' group

Group Policy Creator Owners

5. Member of Local Administrators Group
Open Local Users and Groups | Groups | Add user as a member of 'Local Administrators' group (On Every Monitored File Server for File Server Auditing).

Local Administrators Group


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