The way to establish an audit system for files and folders is to expand the 'Computer Configuration' in the right window step by step in the Group Policy window. Branch and then select the \u0026ldquo;audit strategy\u0026rdquo; option under the branch. In the right window double-click the 'audit object access' option with the mouse. Right-click the file or folder you want to review select the 'Properties' command in the pop-up menu and then select the 'Security' tab in the pop-up window. Click the \u0026ldquo;Advanced\u0026rdquo; button and select the \u0026ldquo;Review\u0026rdquo; tab.
If you want to set up audit for a new group or user you can click the 'Add' button and type the new user name in the 'Name' box and then click 'OK' ; Button to open the \u0026ldquo;review item\u0026rdquo; dialog box. If you want to view or change the original group or user review you can select the user name and then click the \u0026ldquo;View/Edit\u0026rdquo; button. If you want to delete the original group or user review you can select the user name and then click the \u0026ldquo;delete\u0026rdquo; button. If necessary you can select the place you want to review in the 'Apply to' list in the 'review item' dialog box. If you want to prohibit files and subfolders in the directory tree from inheriting these audit items select the 'Apply these audit items only to objects and/or containers in this container' checkbox.
Remember that you must be a member of the Administrators group or a user authorized in Group Policy with the 'Manage Audit and Security Log' permissions to audit files or folders. Before Win XP audits files and folders you must enable the 'audit object access' of the 'audit policy' in the group policy. Otherwise an error message will be returned after setting the file and folder audit and the file or folder has not been audited.?xp system folder access permission setting modification method