Looking for Change Notifier for Exchange? You’re in the right place. Netwrix Auditor Free Community Edition includes Exchange change notifications — plus a whole lot more.
Free community edition

Netwrix Auditor for Exchange

Free Exchange reporting tool that keeps you aware of Microsoft Exchange Server changes and non-owner mailbox access events

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Tim Stainthorpe,
Technical Services Manager, Eclipse Group Solutions Ltd.
How much time do you spend trying to determine what happened on your Exchange Server?

The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Exchange delivers visibility into what’s happening in your Exchange environment. This free Exchange reporting tool monitors changes to mailboxes, role groups, mailbox databases and Exchange Server configuration. It also keeps you updated on all non-owner mailbox access events. Daily email reports detail every activity within the last 24 hours, including the before and after values for each modification.

See what changed
Indicates which Exchange Server objects and settings were added, modified or removed, with the current and past values for all modifications.
Monitor non-owner mailbox access
Reports about non-owner access to specified mailboxes. You can see what mailbox was accessed, when and from which workstation the access occurred, and what items the user viewed, edited or deleted.
Automate auditing
Collects and consolidates data about user activity from multiple sources and automatically reports on it by email on a daily basis.
Increase efficiency
Eliminates the need to analyze mountains of native logs by providing information about every activity in a human-readable format.
Save your IT budget
This freeware for Exchange Server relieves you from extra expenses or painful budget approvals. And it will never expire or stop working when you need it.

Without regular monitoring of what’s going on in your Exchange environment, you can’t be sure that user activity is in line with established processes and controls. Reviewing native logs for this information is anything but efficient — and now you have an alternative. This freeware for Exchange Server delivers accurate and meaningful data about every change and non-owner mailbox access event automatically, eliminating the major blind zones of Exchange.

Any inappropriate change on Exchange Server in system downtime could interrupt your business. And any non-owner mailbox access could lead to sensitive corporate data being stolen. Our Exchange Server reporting tool enables IT admins to review activity in the Exchange environment so they can identify and remediate inappropriate or malicious actions that put data security at risk.

Awareness versus Complete Visibility

Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Exchange, 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 Netwrix Auditor Community Edition free Exchange reporting tool and the standard version of the product.

Free Edition Standard Edition
Functionality Free
Reporting on what objects and attributes were changed, deleted or added on Exchange Server
Before and after values for all modifications
Reporting on non-owner mailbox access events
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 Exchange Server reports with the ability to choose reports, recipients and reporting frequency
Advanced cross-system audit reporting
User behavior and blind spot analysis
Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, FISMA/NIST800-53 and more)
Overview dashboards
Google-like search of audit data
Alerts on threat patterns
Long-term storage of audit data
Role-based access control
Optional lightweight, non-intrusive mode of data collection used for traffic compression
Single installation that handles multiple domains, each with its own unique settings
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Jeff Martens,
Exchange Administrator, Fishbowl Inc.

System Requirements

Deployment of the free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Exchange is very straightforward. Below is a summary of the minimum system requirements.



  • 2 cores


  • 4GB 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 4.6


  • Windows Installer 3.1 and above