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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 view AD logs?

Microsoft offers an Event Viewer to check Active Directory logs. Here is how you can utilize it to find out the events logged in your Active Directory environment.

Step 1 -Start → System security → Administrative tools → Event viewer

Step 2 -Select the type of logs that you wish to view (ex: Application, System, etc.)


Step 3 -Step 3 - Apply appropriate filters

You can apply filters in case you want a more customized report of events.


The events that are logged in Active Directory can thus be viewed, and if needed, can be copied or exported to an excel sheet.

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