Logon Activity

Complete the following fields:

Option Description

Monitor this data source and collect activity data

Enable monitoring of the selected data source and configure Netwrix Auditor to collect and store audit data.

Fine-tune logon activity monitoring

Specify interval for Netwrix Auditor to collect data on logon activity and add successful non-interactive logons to your auditing scope, if necessary.

Specify data collection method

You can enable network traffic compression. If enabled, a Compression Service will be automatically launched on the audited computer, collecting and prefiltering data. This significantly improves data transfer and minimizes the impact on the target computer performance.

Configure audit settings

You can adjust audit settings automatically. Your current audit settings will be checked on each data collection and adjusted if necessary.

NOTE: This method is recommended for evaluation purposes in test environments. If any conflicts are detected with your current audit settings, automatic audit configuration will not be performed.

Do not select the checkbox if you want to configure audit settings manually. For a full list of audit settings required to collect comprehensive audit data and instructions on how to configure them, refer to Configure IT Infrastructure for Auditing and Monitoring.


Specify monitoring restrictions

Select the users to be excluded from search results, reports and Activity Summaries. To add users to the list, click Add. Then, provide the user name in the domain\user format. For example: mydomain\user1. Consider the following:

  • Use NetBIOS domain name format.
  • You can provide the "System" value to exclude events containing the “System” instead of an account name in the “Who” column.

TIP: In addition to the restrictions for a monitoring plan, you can use the *.txt files to collect more granular audit data. Note that the new monitoring scope restrictions apply together with previous exclusion settings configured in the *.txt files. Review the following for more information: Exclude Objects from Monitoring Scope

Review your data source settings and click Add to go back to your plan. The newly created data source will appear in the Data source list. As a next step, click Add item to specify an object for monitoring. See Add Items for Monitoring for more information.