Tracking installed applications

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Guest, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am drawing a complete blank. How can I track when applications or anything
    else for that matter is installed on an XP Pro system? I know an app was
    installed on a system but I cannot tell when by checking the event log. I
    have tried to enable audit policies and setting them for the entire C: drive
    and I still cannot get it to work. This system is on a Windows AD domain and
    I cannot find anything when creating new policies about tracking this. I am
    forced by upper management to allow users to do what they want but be able to
    track it.
    Can anyone point me to something to show me what I am forgetting?
    So in a nutshell, someone installs Walmart Photo software I can find out
    when, if the install Gator/Gain, I know when etc etc.
     
    Guest, Feb 21, 2005
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    "Jerry" wrote:

    | I am drawing a complete blank. How can I track when applications or anything
    | else for that matter is installed on an XP Pro system? I know an app was
    | installed on a system but I cannot tell when by checking the event log. I
    | have tried to enable audit policies and setting them for the entire C: drive
    | and I still cannot get it to work. This system is on a Windows AD domain and
    | I cannot find anything when creating new policies about tracking this. I am
    | forced by upper management to allow users to do what they want but be able to
    | track it.
    | Can anyone point me to something to show me what I am forgetting?
    | So in a nutshell, someone installs Walmart Photo software I can find out
    | when, if the install Gator/Gain, I know when etc etc.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Feb 21, 2005
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