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Active Directory Auditing Tool

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 enable auditing of Active Directory objects in Windows Server?

  • Login to the domain controller with administrative privileges.
  • Start → Administrative tools → Group policy management console
  • Navigate to the concerned domain/OU that houses the objects you want to audit.
  • Right click on the concerned GPO and select 'Edit' .The Group Policy Management Editor opens up.
  • Go to Computer Configuration → Policies → Windows Settings → Security Settings → Local Policies → Audit Policies


  • Select "Audit object access" and select both the success and failure options to audit all accesses to every Active Directory object.

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