Due to security regulation and compliancy, what are the ways to monitor proactively Windows shares and file system. The answer is: there is no built-in Windows tool to do that, except the NTFS audit, or using Powershell filesystemwatcher primitives: this activity can be time consuming and can increase drastically the IT workload with also an impact on server performance. Be careful when implementing NTFS Auditing or if selecting a third-party tool,

here are some third-party tools:

Www.quest.com (cf Quest change auditor for file servers)

Www.ManageEngine.com

Www.beyondtrust.com

Www.isdecisions.com

Www.gfisecurity.com  

Else some freeware tools (but not enterprise-class product): Netsharemonitor, Sharewatch, Sharemonitor