Free community edition

Netwrix Auditor for Office 365

Free Office 365 reporting tool that keeps you informed about what’s going on in your cloud-based SharePoint and Exchange deployments

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Streamline auditing efforts and increase your productivity with this Office 365 reporting tool

The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Office 365 delivers visibility into SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online systems. Daily activity summary reports sent by this free reporting tool include critical details for each event. These automated reports on Office 365 user activity facilitate routine Office 365 admin review for improved security and compliance.

See what changed
Delivers deep insight into configuration, security and file changes across all your SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online systems.
Monitor access attempts
Reports on which data users tried to access in SharePoint Online sites and OneDrive for Business, and tracks all non-owner mailbox access attempts in Exchange Online.
Automate auditing
Reduces usage of Office 365 Admin Center by sending daily email reports on all changes and access events, so you don’t have to spend time switching through endless pages and consoles.
Save your IT budget
Relieves you from extra expenses or painful budget approvals, and will never expire or stop working when you need it.

The free Office 365 reporting solution you’ve been looking for

This freeware reports on configuration and file changes in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business systems, as well as suspicious attempts to access SharePoint Online lists and documents and OneDrive for Business files. It also reports on Exchange Online configuration changes, and mailbox activities in Exchange Online accounts performed by non-owners.

On top of auditing Office 365, the Netwrix Auditor platform also delivers visibility into Azure Active Directory by tracking changes to cloud user accounts and logons to Microsoft cloud services. Plus, if you have a hybrid IT infrastructure, Netwrix Auditor will report on both your cloud-based and on-premises systems in a unified way — giving you a level of visibility and control that Office 365 Security and Compliance Center simply can’t provide.

Awareness versus Complete Visibility

Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Office 365, you will get full functionality for free for 20 days. After that, you can either activate the Free Community Edition or apply a commercial license. The table below highlights the differences between the Free Community Edition of Netwrix Auditor for Office 365 andthe standard edition of the product:

Free Edition Standard Edition
Functionality Free
Reporting on changes in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online
Monitoring of data access in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business and non-owner access to Exchange Online mailboxes
Before and after values for all modifications
Daily activity summary sent automatically to a single recipient
"What," "when" and "where" details for each reported event
"Who" details for each reported event
Predefined reports with filtering, sorting and export options
Email subscriptions to scheduled audit reports with the ability to choose reports, recipients and reporting frequency
Advanced cross-system audit reporting
Behavior anomaly discovery
User behavior and blind spot analysis
Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53 and ISO/IEC 27001)
Overview dashboards
Google-like search of audit data
Alerts on threat patterns
Long-term storage of audit data
Role-based access control
Single installation that handles multipleOffice 365 tenants
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System Requirements

The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Office 365 is quick to download, and the step-by-step installation process is so clear that you won’t need a manual. Here are the minimum system requirements.



  • 2 cores


  • 4 GB RAM

Disk space:

  • 100 GB – System drive
  • 100 GB – Data drive (Long-Term Archive and SQL Server)

Screen resolution:

  • Minimum 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Operating System:

  • Windows Desktop OS (64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Windows Server OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016

.NET Framework:

  • Any .NET Framework that goes with your OS: 3.5 SP1, 4.0, 4.5, or 4.


  • Windows Installer 3.1 and above