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Configuring Windows workstations - Manual process

Configure the desired workstations with command scripts using the following steps:

  • Log in to the system ADAudit Plus is installed.
  • Create a file in <ADAuditPlus_home>\bin\servers.csv. Use the encoding tab and save the document in UTF-8 format.
  • Enter the workstation names separated by a comma in a newline and save the list as a .csv file.
    E.g. Test-WS1,
    Test-WS2,
    Test-WS3..., 
  • Go to Start and type in "Command Prompt". Right-click Command Prompt, then select Run as administrator.
  • Navigate to the folder <Installation dir>\ManageEngine\ADAudit Plus\bin.
  • Open Command Prompt and type in "cmdUtil.bat".
  • Enter the ADAudit Plus default admin username and password.
  • Note:ADAudit Plus’ default username and password are both admin.

  • Enter "server usage".
  • Type in "server add -machinetype ws -isauditpolicy true"
  • Note: Here are the descriptions for the above arguments:
    machinetype: The type of machine that's going to be added i.e., ws=workstations.
    isauditpolicy: The audit policy will be enabled for the chosen machine via Group Policy Object (GPO).
    true: Automatically configures the required object access policy. false: Manually configure the required object access policy.

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