Chapter 12 -- Auditing Resources and Events

Chapter 12

Auditing Resources and Events

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will learn about auditing, one of the features controlled by the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Group Policy. Auditing is a tool for maintaining network security that allows you to track user activities and systemwide events. In addition, you will learn about audit policies and what you need to consider before you set one up. You will also learn how to set up auditing on resources and how to maintain security logs.

Before You Begin

To complete this chapter, you must have

  • A computer that meets the minimum hardware requirements listed in the preface, About This Book
  • Windows XP Professional installed on the computer
  • Installed printer software (Hardware is not required. The software for an HP Color LaserJet 4500 PS printer was installed in Chapter 6, "Setting Up, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Common Setup and Configuration Problems for Network Printers.")
  • User2 created in Chapter 3, "Setting Up and Managing User Accounts"