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Monitor Resource Attribute Definitions

Updated: July 3, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



This topic for the IT professional describes how to monitor changes to resource attribute definitions when you are using Advanced Security Auditing options to monitor dynamic access control objects.

Resource attribute definitions define the basic properties of resource attributes, such as what it means for a resource to be defined as “high business value.” Resource attribute definitions are stored in AD DS under the Resource Properties container. Changes to these definitions could significantly change the protections that govern a resource, even if the resource attributes that apply to the resource remain unchanged. Changes can be monitored like any other AD DS object.

For information about monitoring changes to the resource attributes that apply to files, see Monitor the Resource Attributes on Files and Folders.

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The contents of this topic apply to the list of supported Windows operating systems designated in the Applies To list at the beginning of this topic.

Use the following procedures to configure settings to monitor changes to resource attribute definitions in AD DS and to verify the changes. These procedures assume that you have configured and deployed Dynamic Access Control, including central access policies, claims, and other components, in your network. If you have not yet deployed Dynamic Access Control in your network, see Deploy a Central Access Policy (Demonstration Steps).

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Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings.

  1. Sign in to your domain controller by using domain administrator credentials.

  2. In Server Manager, point to Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

  3. In the console tree, right-click the Group Policy Object for the default domain controller, and then click Edit.

  4. Double-click Computer Configuration, click Security Settings, expand Advanced Audit Policy Configuration, expand System Audit Policies, click DS Access, and then double-click Audit directory service changes.

  5. Select the Configure the following audit events check box, select the Success check box (and the Failure check box, if desired), and then click OK.

  6. Close the Group Policy Management Editor.

  7. Open the Active Directory Administrative Center.

  8. Under Dynamic Access Control, right-click Resource Properties, and then click Properties.

  9. Click the Security tab, click Advanced to open the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, and then click the Auditing tab.

  10. Click Add, add a security auditing setting for the container, and then close all Security properties dialog boxes.

After you configure settings to monitor changes to resource attributes in AD DS, verify that the changes are being monitored.

  1. Sign in to your domain controller by using domain administrator credentials.

  2. Open the Active Directory Administrative Center.

  3. Under Dynamic Access Control, click Resource Properties, and then double-click a resource attribute.

  4. Make changes to this resource attribute.

  5. Click OK, and then close the Active Directory Administrative Center.

  6. In Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Event Viewer.

  7. Expand Windows Logs, and then click Security. Verify that event 5137 appears in the security log.

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