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SQL Server 2008: Administration in Action by Rod Colledge

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6.4. Auditing

Auditing solutions are built to enable retrospective analysis of user activity. SQL Server 2008 introduces a number of enhancements in this regard, which will be the focus of this section. We'll begin with coverage of the new SQL Server Audit feature before looking at DDL and logon triggers. We'll finish with a brief look at another new feature in SQL Server 2008, Change Data Capture.

6.4.1. SQL Server Audit

In SQL Server 2005 and earlier, auditing options consisted of simple server-level logon success/failure logging, custom audits using server-side traces or SQL Profiler, or the C2 trace option. What was missing was a more granular ...

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