Audit Configuration Assistant

Netwrix Auditor Audit Configuration Assistant utility helps you to assess your environment readiness to being monitored with Netwrix Auditor and automatically adjust the audit settings with the requirements.

It checks current settings of your Active Directory and Group Policies against those required for monitoring of selected data sources: Group Policy settings, auditing entries for directory partitions, and admin audit log settings of Exchange server. Assessment results are reported on the screen and can be downloaded as a PDF file.

You can instruct the utility to automatically apply the required settings.

NOTE: For that, you should ensure that the account you plan to use for accessing the target domain has the necessary rights.

Audit Configuration Assistant is a part of Netwrix Auditor product setup. It is installed together with Netwrix Auditor client and can be launched from the Start menu Netwrix Auditor Netwrix Auditor Audit Configuration Assistant. Alternatively, you can launch this utility from the monitoring plan wizard for Active Directory data source. See the Launch Audit Configuration Assistant section for details.

NOTE: Currently, the utility supports Active Directory and Logon Activity data sources.


When working with the utility, you will need to provide an account with the rights required to access the AD audit entries and other settings. Thus, the account should be a member of the following groups:

  • Domain Admins — to access audit policies and audit entries on the domain controllers
  • Enterprise Admins — to configure audit entries for AD partitions
  • Organization Management or Records Management (in Exchange organization) — to configure admin audit log settings

You can create a dedicated account for the assessment purposes, include it in these groups for the assessment period, and after finishing, remove it from these privileged groups.


To assess and adjust the audit settings with Audit Configuration Assistant, take the following steps:

  1. Launch Audit Configuration Assistant
  2. Start Assessment
  3. View Results
  4. Complete the process