Viewing audit results by server

Audit Job results can let you determine if a server object is consistent with a corresponding server object on the master server.

For example, you can select a directory to see files in the directory that are inconsistent with the master server.

To view audit results by server

  1. In the Jobs folder, select an Audit Job, right-click, and select Show Results.
    A new tab opens in content editor showing the Audit Job results.
  2. In the hierarchical tree on the left of the tab, expand a run of an Audit Job and click the Server View node.
    Servers and server objects listed under the Server View node appear in a bold font if they are inconsistent.
    The right panel shows summary results for the audit, as described in the following table.

    Column

    Description

    Name

    Name of the Audit Job and the master server.

    Compliant

    Total number of objects on all targets that are not compliant with the master.

    Non-compliant

    Total number of objects that are inconsistent between the master and at least one target.

    Failed

    Total number of objects for which the attempt to evaluate consistency failed on at least one target.

    Not Attempted

    Total number of objects for which consistent evaluation was not attempted on at least one target.

    Changes

    Total number of objects that have differing characteristics between the master and at least one target.

    Extra

    Total number of objects that are not present on the master but are present on at least one target.

    Missing

    Total number of objects that are present on the master but are missing on at least one target.

  3. To view a server-by-server summary of the audit result, expand the tree under Server View and select a master.
    The right panel shows summary results for the audit, as described in the following table.

    Column

    Description

    Name

    Name of the job and the master.

    Changes

    Total number of objects present on both the master and this target but for which there are some differences in characteristic values.

    Extra

    Total number of objects present on this target but not on the master.

    Missing

    Total number of objects present on the master but missing on this target.

  4. To view a server-by-server summary, expand the tree under Server View and select a master.
    The right panel shows a listing of all objects, with columns showing server-level summaries, as described in the following table.

    Column

    Description

    Name

    The name of the object.

    Changes

    If the value is nonzero, the object is present on both the master and target but there are some difference in characteristic values.

    Extra

    If the value is nonzero, the object is present on this target but not on the master.

    Missing

    If the value is nonzero, the object is present on the master but missing on this target.

  5. To view how a server object on a particular server differs from the configuration of the master host, expand the tree under Server View and select a server object.
    The right pane shows two lists. The list on the left shows the contents of the master server. The list on the right shows the contents of the target server.
    If an item appears on one server but not the other, it is listed in a blue font. If an item appears on both servers but has different characteristics on each (for example, the file size or date of creation is different), the item appears in a red font in both lists. Identical items are not listed.
  6. To view information about the differences between an item, select the item.
    The detail pane at bottom shows discrepancies between the selected item and the master server. Bold red denotes characteristics that differ between the selected item and the master server.

  7. Depending on the type of server objects you are auditing, you may be able to do any of the following:
    • If you are comparing files on machines that both use Windows NT File System (NTFS) or registry keys, you can compare access control list information by selecting the file or registry key and then clicking the General tab on the Detail pane. The tab shows summary information about the ACLs audited.
      The ACL Diffs tab provides more detailed information about master and host ACL settings. You can also view ACL information about the master and target hosts by clicking the Master ACL and Host ACL tabs. For more information about ACLs, see Viewing security information for files and registry keys.
    • If you are comparing registry values of type REG_MULTI_SZ (values that accept multiple entries), you can compare those entries by selecting the registry value and then clicking the Values tab in the detail pane. The tab provides information comparing master and host entries for the selected registry value.
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