Is it possible to track who made changes to a file on a shared folder?

by on August 3, 2012

Q: My institution have multiple user and shared folder that accessable by any staff who log’s in. There is an incident when my friend scans image and posted them to shared folder someone rename them. Do anyone who rename’s image can be traced back? Date of modified still shows the original date not the renamed date… is that true?


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    Windows doesn’t normally log this level of activity, as the log files would be huge.

    You have a few options moving forward:
    1) Restrict shared folders to the specific groups that need access to them. Consider allowing everyone to still view files, but restrict who is allowed to add/edit/delete files.

    2) Enable Auditing: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsServer2008/AdminTips/Security/UseAuditingToTrackChangestoSharedFolders.html

    3) Use something other than Share folders for group collaboration. I’m a big fan of Atlassian Confluence: http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/overview