Understanding the auditing of file servers

Given the fact that a file server stores very important and sensitive data for an organization, then auditing is a very important activity in assessing management controls in an organization's IT infrastructure. For that reason, auditing the file server represents a necessary measure to keep track of who has done what and when with the data.

To configure auditing in Windows Server 2019, open Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), Local Security Policy, or Default Domain Policy and navigate to the Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Audit Policy path, as shown in Figure 6.30:

Figure 6.30: Auditing in Windows Server 2019

In this section, we learned about the file ...

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