Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server
Free Windows Server reporting tool that keeps you posted on all changes made to your Windows Server configuration
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How much time and effort does it take you to look into what has changed on your Windows-based servers?
Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server is a free Windows Server reporting tool that detects and reports on changes to your Windows Server configuration, such as the installation of software and hardware, and changes to services, network settings and scheduled tasks. Summary reports list all changes made in the last 24 hours and provide the before and after values.
See what changed
Specifies what objects were added, deleted and modified in your Windows Server infrastructure, with the before and after values of the changed parameters.
Automate auditing
Tracks changes made to Windows Server configuration and automatically delivers change reports through email on a daily basis.
Increase efficiency
Eliminates time-consuming manual analysis of mountains of cryptic log data by delivering change details in human-readable reports.
Save your IT budget
Eliminates the expense of Windows Server monitoring. Free software from Netwrix will never require extra investments or stop functioning.

Windows Server Monitoring

Free software from Netwrix has many advantages over native audit tools available in Windows Server. Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server improves security and offers more convenient audit data retrieval, consolidation and representation. You can enable continuous IT auditing with far less time and effort and control IT changes more efficiently.
Any Windows Server that performs a business-critical role needs to be appropriately configured and then continuously monitored to ensure it remains stable and secure against potential attacks. Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server enables IT administrators to establish continuous and effective Windows Server monitoring. Free software by Netwrix provides daily reports on all critical Windows Server changes.

Awareness versus Complete Visibility

Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server is free auditing software that reports on what has changed on your Windows-based servers. To get additional important details about each Windows Server change and valuable features such as interactive search and real-time alerts, try Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server. It greatly extends the freeware tool’s auditing functionality and delivers complete visibility into all changes happening on your servers. Evaluate the full version of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server with a free 20-day trial.
Change Notifier Netwrix Auditor
Feature Change Notifier Netwrix Auditor
Reporting on hardware and software changes on a Windows Server
Reporting on services changes
Reporting on scheduled tasks changes
Reporting on applications changes
Reporting on network settings changes
Reporting on changes to general computer settings
Reporting on Windows registry settings changes
Reporting on DNS Server configuration and resource records changes
Reporting on local audit policy changes
Reporting on local user and groups changes
Privileged user activity monitoring (with the ability to search and replay video recordings)
Event log management (consolidation and reporting of non-change events in Windows logs and Syslog)
Customizable real-time alerts on changes and non-change events
Automatic daily email reports showing all changes made during the last day
Details on what changed on a Windows Server
Who, when and where details for every change
Before and after values for all modifications
Predefined reports based on SQL Server Reporting Services, with filtering, sorting and exporting options
Google-like search of audit data with custom search queries
Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53 and ISO/IEC 27001)
Long-term storage of audit data
Email subscriptions to scheduled reports with the ability to choose recipients and delivery frequency
Optional lightweight, non-intrusive mode of data collection used for traffic compression
Single installation that handles multiple domains, each with its own unique settings
Advanced cross-system auditing and reporting

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Spiceworks Community

System Requirements

Deployment of Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server is quick and painless. The following are the minimum system requirements.
  • Intel or AMD 32 bit, 500 MHz
  • 512 MB of RAM*
Disk space:
  • 50 MB

* This is a rough estimate. The actual required memory size depends on the average number of changes per day in your monitored environment.

Operating System:
  • Windows XP SP3 or higher
Other required components:
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or above
Quick Start Guide:
Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server