AuditWizard - Analysis Tools - Run a Trace

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This procedure will run the Scanner in logging mode, producing a log file useful for debugging why individual computers do not produce a usable .ADF audit file.

  1. In Administration > Auditing > Upload Options, check Globally turn off auto-upload.
  2. In Administration > Auditing > Scanner Configuration, change Re-audit Interval to 0 days.
  3. Check that all the desired Audited Items options are enabled.
  4. Click the Save Configuration button and the Deploy to Network button.
  5. Log into the test computer as a domain admin.
  6. Go to Start > Control Panel > Folder Options. Click the View tab. Change the following settings:
    1. Files and Folders > Hidden files and folders: Show hidden files and folders
    2. Files and Folders > Hide extensions for known file types: uncheck
    3. Click the OK button.

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  7. Open Task Manager so that you can monitor when the Scanner stops running.
  8. Go to Start > Run. Enter


    and press the Enter key.

  9. A dialog will appear:

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    Click OK to start.

  10. When AuditScanner.exe disappears from Task Manager, it has completed and quit.
  11. Navigate to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\. Move AuditScanner.LOG to \\SERVERNAME\AUDITWIZARDNETSHARE\data\ for easy collection.
  13. Collect the following set of files:
    1. NAME.adf (if created)
    2. Log from step 10.
  14. In Administration > Auditing > Upload Options, uncheck Globally turn off auto-upload.

Zip the files and send to Support for analysis.

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