Administering Windows Server 2012 R2: Monitoring and Auditing
Properly monitoring servers is a critical component in administering them. If you monitor servers correctly, you’ll know well in advance if the server is under resource pressure from lack of disk space, RAM, or processor resources. You’ll be able to deal with those issues before they start to affect the people that use the servers on a day-to-day basis. Auditing servers enables you to track object access and configuration changes, from modifications to security settings, to users who are accessing a particularly sensitive spreadsheet.
In this chapter, you will learn how to monitor and configure auditing for computers running the Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
Lessons in this chapter:
- Lesson 1: Monitoring servers
- Lesson 2: Configuring advanced audit policies
Before you begin
To complete the practice exercises in this chapter:
- You need to have deployed computers SYD-DC, MEL-DC, and ADL-DC, as described in the Introduction, using the evaluation edition of Windows Server 2012 R2.