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Is it possible to setup a RSS feed to view all changes made to an Active Directory database?

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Not finding much information on this. I have found a program that will send an e-mail with every change. Currently investigating the possibility of creating an application to convert the e-mails into a RSS format. –  Beuy Sep 7 '10 at 2:17
It may be best to explain what need you are trying to meet. –  mfinni Sep 7 '10 at 13:36
Hi Mfinni, the need is that I would like to setup a RSS feed that system/network administrators can connect to within the network to view any changes that are made by a user on the Active Directory. I understand that there are other alternatives but an RSS feed would be the ideal method. –  Beuy Sep 9 '10 at 1:25
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If you use the Quest Active Directory PowerShell extensions you can easily enough query for all the new/changed users, computers, etc.

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Quest is the tool of choice around here as well. –  Matt Sep 7 '10 at 13:23
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There are products which monitor/audit AD changes, however they are expensive enterprise-level products, which will typically require a SQL backend and significant storage.

As mrdenny said, this can be done programmatically (in any language with AD/LDAP hooks) and present the output in xml format. (RSS is essentially an xml document containing a directory listing of articles.)

If you have a serious need to do auditing, I recommend beginning with a search for "Active Directory Change Auditing", otherwise I'd stick to a scripted solution. Microsoft's Technet Script Center Repository has a lot of code that people have offered for free to get you started.

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