FileAudit Documentation
FileAudit Documentation
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Add a folder

  1. To define a folder to audit, click the ‘Add a folder’ tile in the FileAudit hub:

  2. Click the ‘+’ button and browse for your target folder:

  3. Having validated your selection, the ‘FileAudit path wizard’ will pop up to guide you through the process of configuring the folder audit.

    This wizard will display the status of the Audit configuration for the selected folder and highlight any missing requirements or settings. For each necessary action, you have the choice of completing it automatically (via the wizard) or manually. We strongly recommend that FileAudit automatic configuration be used for all audit settings.

    List of required actions:

  4. Select automatic or manual processing:

  5. FileAudit will optimize NTFS audit settings:

  6. FileAudit also check the inheritance configuration on first levels of sub folders to be sure that the NTFS settings will be correctly propagated.

    If it detects that the Audit settings inheritance is disabled, then FileAudit will propose you to enable it:

  7. The folder host will be added to the 'Licensed servers' list:

  8. Enable real-time event monitoring by selecting the option ‘Continually monitor the security log of this server’:

    The folder you have selected is now monitored by FileAudit. All access events will be stored in the default database.

  9. Take note that you can directly define an alert for this folder or add another folder/file path from this result view: