Today’s Free Tool of the Day, NetWrix Group Policy Change Reporter, sends daily reports detailing every single change made to Group Policy configuration. Relatively small changes to security policies, desktop configurations, software deployment and other settings can severely impact enterprise security, compliance, and performance, and built-in Group Policy management tools don’t have any auditing and change reporting capabilities and you just can’t track who, what and when data for critical modifications. The NetWrix reports, however, list newly created and deleted GPOs, GPO link changes, changes made to audit policy, password policy, software deployment, user desktops, and all other settings. The data includes Who, What and When information for all changes with previous and current values for all modified settings, and streamline creation of compliance reports for your SOX, GLBA and HIPAA auditors.
What are you using to monitor Group Policy changes?