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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 user logon history?

Step 1 -Run gpmc.msc → Create a new GPO → Edit it: Go to "Computer Configuration" → Policies → Windows Settings → Security Settings → Advanced Audit Policy Configuration → Audit Policies → Logon/Logoff: Audit Logon → Define → Success And Failures.

Step 2 -Go to Event Log → Define:
Maximum security log size to 4GB
Retention method for security log to "Overwrite events as needed".

Step 3 -Link the new GPO to OU with Computer Accounts: Go to "Group Policy Management" → right-click the defined OU → choose Link an Existing GPO → choose the GPO that you created.

Step 4 -Force the group policy update: In "Group Policy Management" right click on the defined OU → click on "Group Policy Update".

Step 5 -Open Event viewer and search Security log for event id 4648 (Audit Logon).

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