Can Netwrix Auditor audit file servers without an Active Directory domain?

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Can Netwrix Auditor audit file servers without an AD domain?

Yes, Netwrix Auditor can be configured to work in a non-domain environment. 
To configure Netwrix Auditor in a non-domain environment, do the following:

  1. Install Netwrix Auditor on the required server and specify the default Data Processing Account. This account will be used to access the file servers you are going to audit.
  2. On each audited file server, create a local account with the same name and password as the default Data Processing Account.
  3. In Netwrix Auditor Administrator Console (Netwrix Auditor console in version 6.5 and below), specify credentials of the default Data Processing Account for each Managed Object that audits your file servers:
  • Right-click a Managed Object on the left and select Properties.
  • In the Properties dialog, select the Custom option under Data Processing Account and enter credentials.

NOTE: See Netwrix Auditor Installation and Configuration Guide and read the following knowledge base article: What rights and permissions are required for Data Processing Account for more information on the default Data Processing Account's rights and permissions.

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