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Change Auditor 7.2 - User Guide

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Account Exclusion


Account exclusion allows you to define a list of trusted accounts to exclude from auditing. This enables you to exclude events generated by accounts that make a large number of changes or by accounts which are trusted.

To use account exclusion, you must first define the user/computer accounts that can make changes without triggering an event in Change Auditor:

Excluded Accounts Auditing page

The Excluded Accounts Auditing page is displayed when Excluded Accounts is selected from the Auditing task in the navigation pane of the Administration Tasks tab. From this page you can launch the Excluded Accounts wizard to create a new template. You can also edit existing templates, disable/enable templates, and remove templates that are no longer being used.

The Excluded Accounts Auditing page contains an expandable view of all the Excluded Accounts templates that have been defined. To add a new template to this list, use the Add tool bar button. Once added, the following information is provided for each Excluded Accounts template:

Indicates whether the template is enabled or disabled. To enable/disable the template, place your cursor in this Status cell, click the arrow control and select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.

Click the expansion box to the left of the Template Name to expand this view and display the following details about the template:

Excluded Accounts templates

To exclude accounts from auditing, you must first create an Excluded Accounts template which specifies the user or computer accounts that are to be excluded. You can then add this template to an agent configuration, which then needs to be assigned to the appropriate agents.

Select Excluded Accounts (under the Configuration heading in the Auditing task list) to open the Excluded Accounts Auditing page.
Click Add to start the Excluded Accounts wizard which will step you through the process of creating an Excluded Accounts template.
Template Name - Enter a name for the template.
Use the Browse or Search pages to locate and select the account to be excluded. Click Add to add the selected account to the list box at the bottom of the page.
Click Add to add the string to the Account list.
After specifying the accounts to be excluded, click Finish to create the template without assigning it to an agent configuration.
Clicking Finish creates the template, closes the wizard and returns to the Excluded Accounts Auditing page, where the newly created template will now be listed.
To create the template and assign it to an agent configuration, expand the Finish button and click Finish and Assign to Agent Configuration.
On the Agent Configuration page, select the agents assigned to use the modified agent configuration and click Refresh Configuration to ensure the agents are using the latest configuration.
Click Finish or expand the Finish button and click Finish and Assign to Agent Configuration.

Disabling allows you to temporarily stop excluding the specified accounts without having to remove the auditing template.

Place your cursor in the Status cell for the template to be disabled, click the arrow control and select Disabled.
The entry in the Status column for the template will change to ‘Disabled’.
To re-enable the auditing template, use the Enable option in either the Status cell or right-click menu.
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