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The Who, Where and When information is very important for an administrator to have complete knowledge of all activities that occur on his Active Directory. This helps him identify any desired / undesired activity happening. ADAudit Plus assists an administrator with this information in the form of reports. In real-time, ensure critical resources in the network like the Domain Controllers are audited, monitored and reported with the entire information on AD objects - Users, Groups, GPO, Computer, OU, DNS, AD Schema and Configuration changes with 200+ detailed event specific GUI reports and email alerts.

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How to check password change history in Active Directory?

Step 1 -Run GPMC.msc → open "Default Domain Policy" → Computer Configuration → Policies → Windows Settings → Security Settings → Local Policies → Audit Policy:

  • Audit account management → Define → Success and Failure.

Step 2 - Run GPMC.msc → open "Default Domain Policy" → Computer Configuration → Policies → Windows Settings → Security Settings → Event Log → Define:

  • Maximum security log size to 1GB
  • Retention method for security log to Overwrite events as needed

Step 3 -Open Event viewer and search Security log for event id’s:

  • 4724 – password reset attempt by administrator
  • 4723 – password change attempt by user.

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