Looking for Change Notifier for Windows Server? You’re in the right place. Netwrix Auditor Free Community Edition includes Windows Server change notifications — plus a whole lot more.
Free Community Edition
Netwrix Auditor 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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Glen Schebece,

IT Manager, WebMD

How long have you beem yearning for free Windows Server monitoring software to bring visibility into activity on your Windows-based servers?
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server provides visibility into what’s happening in your Windows-based server infrastructure. It tracks changes to your Windows Server configuration, such as the installation of software and hardware, and changes to services, network settings and scheduled tasks. Daily activity summaries sent by this free Windows Server monitoring tool detail every change during the last 24 hours, including the before and after values for each modification.
See what changed
Details all changes made to server configuration. including hardware and software, DNS and network changes and more, with the before and after values for all modifications.
Automate auditing
Tracks application changes and other modifications of Windows Server configuration and automatically delivers activity summaries by 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 and reporting. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server will never require extra investment or stop functioning.

The free Windows Server monitoring solution you’ve been looking for

The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server complements native network monitoring and Windows performance analysis solutions. It has many advantages over the built-in audit tools available in Windows Server. In particular, it improves security and offers more convenient audit data retrieval, consolidation and representation. And 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 its availability and security. This free Windows Server monitoring tool enables IT administrators to establish continuous and effective auditing of Windows Server by providing daily reports on all critical Windows Server changes.

Awareness versus Complete Visibility

Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server, 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 server monitoring tool for Windows-based servers and the commercial edition of the product.
Free Community Edition Commercial Edition
Functionality Free Community Edition Commercial Edition
Reporting on Windows Server changes
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 based with filtering, sorting and exporting options
Email subscriptions to scheduled reports with the ability to choose reports, recipients and reporting frequency
Advanced cross-system auditing and reporting
User behavior and blind spot analysis
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)
Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (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
Optional lightweight, non-intrusive mode of data collection used for traffic compression and reducing bandwidth usage
Single installation that handles multiple servers running on Microsoft Windows Server, each with its own unique settings
"Incredible freeware! Indispensable software for anyone who considers himself a competent Windows sysadmin."

Nedeljko Visnjic,

Spiceworks Community

System Requirements

Deployment of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server is quick and painless. The following are the minimum system requirements.
Hardware
Processor:
  • Intel or AMD 32 bit, 2GHz
Memory:
  • 2GB RAM
Disk space:
  • 500MB for product installation
  • Actual required space will depend on the daily amount of activity in the environment.
Software
Operating System:
  • Desktop OS: Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • Server OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or higher
Other required components:
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or above
  • Group Policy Management Console