Change Auditor for Active Directory Queries Overview
Many applications use Active Directory as an LDAP directory to provide user credentials, group membership information, and other application data. During a directory migration or restructuring project, such as a corporate acquisition, it is important to understand the ways that applications use the directory before migrating the directory structure, to avoid unnecessary application downtime. Obtaining this information from Windows audit logs is extremely difficult, as it requires setting SACLs and aggregating security audit logs from all domain controllers in the environment.
Change Auditor monitors directory access across all domain controllers in the environment and aggregates that information in a central database identifying LDAP-enabled applications and how they use Active Directory. The LDAP access data gathered by Change Auditor can then be used during Active Directory forest migration and restructuring projects.
For a successful deployment, ensure that your environment meets the minimum system requirements. For information on system requirements, see the Change Auditor Release Notes. For details on installing Change Auditor, see the Change Auditor Installation Guide.
The following table lists the client components and features that require a valid Change Auditor for Active Directory Queries license. The product will not prevent you from using these features; however, associated events will not be captured unless the proper license is applied.