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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Configuring File and Directory Auditing

You can use auditing to track what’s happening on your computers. Auditing collects information related to resource usage, such as a file or directory audit. Any time an action occurs that you’ve configured for auditing, the action is written to the system’s security log, where it’s stored for your review. The security log is accessible from Event Viewer. For most auditing changes, you need to be logged on using an account that’s a member of the Administrators group, or you need to be granted the Manage Auditing And Security Log right in Group Policy.

Auditing policies are essential to ensure the security and integrity of your systems. Just about every computer system on the network should be configured with ...

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