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Activity Summary

An Activity Summary is email that lists all changes / recorded user sessions that occurred since the last Activity Summary delivery. Notifications on user activity and event log collection (Event Log Collection Status) are a bit different and do not show changes. By default, for most data sources an Activity Summary is generated daily at 3:00 AM and delivered to the specified recipients. You can also launch data collection and an Activity Summary generation manually.

NOTE: The Activity Summary example applies to Active Directory. Other Activity Summaries generated and delivered by Netwrix Auditor may vary slightly depending on the data source.

The example Activity Summary provides the following information on Active Directory changes:

Column Description

Action

Shows the type of action that was performed on the object.

  • Added
  • Removed
  • Modified

Object Type

Shows the type of the modified AD object, for example, 'user'.

What

Shows the path to the modified AD object.

Item Shows the item associated with the selected monitoring plan.

Where

Shows the name of the domain controller where the change was made.

Who

Shows the name of the account under which the change was made.

When

Shows the exact time when the change occurred.

Workstation

Shows the name / IP address of the computer where the user was logged on when the change was made.

Details

Shows the before and after values of the modified AD object.

To initiate an on-demand Activity Summary delivery, navigate to the Monitoring Plans section, select a plan, click Edit, and then select Update. A summary will be sent listing all activity occurring since the last data collection.

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