Change Control overview

Change Control allows you to monitor and prevent changes to the file system, registry, and user accounts. You can view details of who made changes, which files were changed, what changes were made to the files, and when and how the changes were made. You can write-protect critical files and registry keys from unauthorized tampering. You can read-protect sensitive files. To ease maintenance, you can define trusted programs or users to allow updates to protected files and registry keys.

In effect, a change is permitted only if it is applied according to the Change Control policies. Using Change Control, you can perform these actions.

  • Detect, track, and validate changes in real time.
  • Gain visibility into ad-hoc changes.
  • Eliminate ad-hoc changes using protection rules.
  • Enforce approved change policies and compliance.