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Audit Database

If you want to leverage your security intelligence data, generate reports, and run the interactive searches, Audit Database settings must be properly configured. The  Audit Database settings include default SQL Server, SSRS, and retention settings, and settings specific to each monitoring plan.

Normally, Audit Database settings are configured when you create a first monitoring plan. The SQL Server instance you specified is set as default and settings are listed on the Settings Audit Database tab. Later, when you create other monitoring plans these settings prepopulate fields on the Audit Database step of the wizard.

To review and update default Audit Database settings (including SQL Server, SSRS, retention settings), navigate to Settings Audit Database. If you have not specified the default settings before, click Configure.

Review the following for additional information:

Option Description

Default SQL Server settings

Define the default Audit Database location and connection information, etc. See To configure default SQL Server settings for more information.

NOTE: Netwrix Auditor allows you to specify settings for each monitoring plan individually. To specify custom settings (e.g., use a different account or authentication type), navigate to the monitoring plan's settings. See Fine-Tune Your Plan and Edit Settings for more information.

Database retention

Can be configured if you want audit data to be deleted automatically from your Audit Database after a certain period of time. These settings are common and cannot be modified for a certain plan. See To configure database retention for more information.

SQL Server Reporting Services settings

Define the Report Server URL and account used to upload data to Report Server. These settings are common and cannot be modified for a certain plan. See To configure SSRS settings for more information.

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