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Monitoring and Auditing Windows Server 2012

In this chapter from Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Guide: MCSA 70-411, you will learn how to monitor and configure auditing for computers running the Windows Server 2012 operating system.

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 operating system.

Lessons in this chapter:

  • Lesson 1: Monitor servers
  • Lesson 2: Advanced audit policies

Before you begin

To complete the practice exercises in this chapter, you need to have deployed computers DC, SYD-A, and SYD-B, as described in the Appendix, using the evaluation edition of Windows Server 2012.