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Change Auditor 7.0.3 - Installation Guide

Installation Overview Install Change Auditor Add Users to Change Auditor Security Groups Connecting to the Clients Deploy Change Auditor Agents Upgrade Change Auditor Installation Notes and Best Practices Multi-Forest Deployments Workstation Agent Deployment Agent Comparison Install an agent to audit ADAM (AD LDS) on workgroup servers Active Roles Integration Quest GPOADmin Integration Windows Installer Command Line Options

Client notes

Some events are disabled by default to improve the initial deployment process and reduce the amount of audited event information initially collected. These audited events can easily be enabled on the Audited Events page of the Administration Tasks tab.

See the appropriate Event Reference Guide for a list of the events that are disabled by default.

By default, connections to a SQL Server are not encrypted; however to encrypt all data transmitted between an application computer and a computer running a SQL Server instance, you can use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For more details on configuring client network protocols, see the following Microsoft article: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190425.aspx

ADAM (AD LDS) auditing

Run the appropriate Change Auditor Agent.msi file on the workgroup server to install an agent to monitor ADAM (AD LDS) instances on nondomain servers. See Install an agent to audit ADAM (AD LDS) on workgroup servers for more information.

Change Auditor for SQL Server — SQL auditing

Due to a Microsoft hotfix, agents do not capture SQL-related events unless the following action is taken on the SQL Server:

Auditing of SQL Servers running on Itanium platforms is not supported.

 

Multi-Forest Deployments

Change Auditor can be configured to audit and report on one or many Active Directory forests to facilitate searching for compliance audit data over multiple forests.

This section covers the following multi-forest deployment topics:

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