NetWrix Corp.'s Active Directory Change Reporter records the changes made to Active Directory and Group Policy and delivers the information on a daily basis.
The reports issued by Active Directory Change Reporter break down the who, what, when and where of all AD changes and, for each setting, include before and after values.
The reports list changes made to Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange Server configurations, Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and setting modifications. The reports can show alterations to organizational units (OUs) and group memberships. With the generated data, administrators can monitor day-to-day administrative activities and prepare compliance reports for SOX, GLBA and HIPAA auditors.
- Web-based advanced reporting. Change Reporter employs SQL Server Reporting Services (SRS) to provide on-demand Web-based reporting with export and subscription capabilities.
- Group Policy auditing. With the Group Policy auditing feature, administrators can track all GPO management activities in Active Directory. Reports include detailed information about newly created and deleted GPOs, modified GPO settings and options.
System requirements: Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 or above.
Pricing: Starts at $2 per enabled user account.
This was first published in February 2009