ADAudit Plus collects data logged in the security logs of Domain Controllers, Member Servers and File Servers and provides reports. Data logged in security logs of the above objects depends upon the Audit Policy / Advanced Audit Policy (Available in 2008 R2 & above) configured for those respective objects.
Configuring the Advanced Audit Policy ensures only the required security logs for auditing are collected, ensuring the disk space does not fill fast with unwanted logs.
Configuring Advanced Audit Policy for Domain Controllers that run in Windows Server (2008 R2 & above) Environment:
Advanced audit policy in the 'Default Domain Controllers Policy' is to be configured for ADAudit Plus to collect only the required security logs for auditing.
Step by Step Procedure to edit Default Domain Controllers Policy:
Log on to Windows with an account that has Administrator rights.
Ensure that the Group Policy snap-in is installed.
Open the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) in Windows 2003 / 2008 Servers.
Navigate to 'Default Domain Controller's Policy'.
Group Policy Management Console -> Domain Controllers -> Default Domain Controllers Policy
Right click the Default Domain Controllers Policy and Click on 'Edit'.
From the Group Policy Management Editor Navigate to 'Audit Policies' node,
Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration -> Audit Policies.
From the right pane, double-click the policy that you want to configure (enable / disable).