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when, where and what

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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 their Active Directory. This helps them 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.

Audit any activity happening in your Active Directory with details ont he who,
when, where and what

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How to enable audit policy in Windows Server 2012?

  • Log on to your domain controller using an administrator account.
  • Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
  • Right-click the container housing the domain controller and click Properties.
  • Click the Group Policy tab, and then click Edit to modify the Default Domain Policy.
  • In the Group Policy window, expand Computer Configuration, navigate to Windows Settings -→ Security Settings -→ Local Policies.
  • Select Audit Policy.


  • As an example, double-click Audit Directory Service Access policy andenabled or disabled successful or failed access attempts as needed.


  • Click OK. It will take a few minutes for the change to take effect, and other domain controllers will receive the change at the next regular replication interval.

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