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Tracking Security Changes with the Default Trace

Jack Vamvas shows how we can use the default trace with SQL Server to find security-related events:

Question: There were some recent user security changes on a SQL Server login user account. Is there a way to grab this information – via the default trace? I haven’t got a dedicated Extended events monitor set up – so I’m relying on the default trace . Management want to understand the details related to this security change. 
 
Answer: It is possible to report on security changes administered on SQL Server via the default trace. In fact – it’s excellent – except if the default trace configuration is set up to rollover the files.

Read on to see how.

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