Add Items for Monitoring

Once you completed monitoring plan wizard and specified data sources, add items for monitoring. You can add as many items for a data source as you want. In this case, all items will share settings you specified for this data source.

Each data source has a dedicated item type. Netwrix Auditor automatically suggests item types associated with your data source.

Data Source Item

Active Directory

Group Policy


Logon Activity


Active Directory Federation Services

Federation Server

Azure AD

Exchange Online

SharePoint Online

Office 365 Tenant

File Servers

(including Windows file server, EMC, NetApp, Nutanix File server)

AD Container


EMC Isilon

EMC VNX/VNXe/Celerra/Unity

IP Range


Windows File Share

Nutanix SMB Shares

By default, Netwrix Auditor will monitor all shares stored in the specified location, except for hidden shares (both default and user-defined). If you want to monitor user-defined hidden shares, select the related option in the monitored item settings.

Remember that administrative hidden shares like default system root or Windows directory (ADMIN$), default drive shares (D$, E$), etc. will not be monitored. See the topics on the monitored items for details.

Network Devices

Syslog Device

Cisco Meraki

Oracle Database

Oracle Database Instance


SharePoint Farm

SQL Server

SQL Server Instance


VMware ESX/ESXi/vCenter

Windows Server

User Activity


AD Container

IP Range

Netwrix API


NOTE: To add, modify and remove items, you must be assigned the Global administrator role in the product or the Configurator role on the plan. See Role-based access and delegation for more information.

To add a new item to a data source

  1. Navigate to your plan settings.
  2. Click Add item under the data source.
  3. Provide the object name and configure item settings.

You can fine-tune data collection for each item individually. To do it, select an item within your monitoring plan and click Edit item. For each item, you can:

  • Specify a custom account for data collection
  • Customize settings specific your item (e.g., specify SharePoint site collections)