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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

Troubleshooting Tips

To diagnose problems with receiving events from Active Roles, check the ‘EDM Server’ event log on the Active Roles server.

Some events do not provide the initiator account information. This could be caused by the following:

Quest GPOADmin Integration

GPOADmin uses a proxy account (service account) to connect and change Active Directory objects and group policies. In past releases, Change Auditor only captured the service account name in the event details for changes initiated through GPOADmin. GPOADmin now integrates with Change Auditor and allows the name of the user who initiated the GPOADmin operation and comments to display in the Change Auditor client.

This appendix covers the following topics for GPOADmin integrations:


GPOADmin and Change Auditor integration process

Some GPOADmin events recorded by Change Auditor have the initiator name in the event. The initiator is the name of the account logged in to the GPOADmin client performing actions in GPOADmin. However, the initiator name is not always populated due to how the GPO is processed in Active Directory.

The following is a high-level overview of typical Change Auditor events recorded when modifying a GPO using GPOADmin:

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