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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

Event flow

Recorded audit events are first queued in a local database on each agent computer. Events are then batched and forwarded to a coordinator. The coordinator checks for new events every 10 seconds and does a bulk insert of the event details to the SQL database.

Reports and queries from the client

Change Auditor clients do not connect directly to the SQL database. Instead, the coordinator to which the client is connected processes search results and change requests. Clients can connect to any coordinator if the logged on user is a member of either the ChangeAuditor Administrators — <InstallationName> or the ChangeAuditor Operators — <InstallationName> group in the respective forest.

By default, user-configured alerts (SMTP, SNMP, and WMI) are generated and sent from the first installed coordinator in the Change Auditor installation.

Workstation Agent Deployment

Workstation agents are required to capture login activity events when a Change Auditor for Logon Activity Workstation license is applied. This section provides recommendations for deploying agents necessary for auditing both domain workstations and non-domain workstations. It also includes instructions on manually deploying workstation agents.

 

Recommendations and deployment requirements

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