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Selecting where to apply auditing entries

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Selecting where to apply auditing entries

The Auditing Entry dialog box appears when you audit files or folders. In this dialog box, the Apply onto list displays the locations where you can apply auditing entries. How these auditing entries are applied depends on whether the Apply these auditing entries to objects and/or containers within this container only check box is selected. By default, this check box is cleared.

Click either Cleared or Selected below to see how auditing entries are applied, depending on whether this check box is cleared or selected. When this check box is:

Cleared ...

 

Apply onto Audits the current folder Audits subfolders in the current folder Audits files in the current folder Audits all subsequent subfolders Audits files in all subsequent subfolders

This folder only

x

 

 

 

 

This folder, subfolders, and files

x

x

x

x

x

This folder and subfolders

x

x

 

x

 

This folder and files

x

 

x

 

x

Subfolders and files only

 

x

x

x

x

Subfolders only

 

x

 

x

 

Files only

 

 

x

 

x

Selected ...

 

Apply onto Audits the current folder Audits subfolders in the current folder Audits files in the current folder Audits all subsequent subfolders Audits files in all subsequent subfolders

This folder only

x

 

 

 

 

This folder, subfolders, and files

x

x

x

 

 

This folder and subfolders

x

x

 

 

 

This folder and files

x

 

x

 

 

Subfolders and files only

 

x

x

 

 

Subfolders only

 

x

 

 

 

Files only

 

 

x

 

 

For information about how to set up auditing on objects, see Checklist: Setting up object access auditing.

For more information about auditing, see Auditing Security Events.

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