Implement change tracking and file integrity monitoring for Windows IaaS VMs

Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Azure Cloud Shell
Azure Monitor
Azure Portal
Azure Virtual Machines

In this module, you’ll learn how to monitor Windows Server Azure IaaS VMs for changes in files and the registry, as well as other monitor modifications made to application software.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement Change Tracking and Inventory
  • Manage Change Tracking and Inventory
  • Manage tracked files
  • Implement File Integrity Monitoring
  • Select and monitor entities
  • Use File Integrity Monitoring


To get the best learning experience from this module, it's important that you have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Managing Windows Server operating systems (OSs) and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, Domain Name System (DNS), the Distributed File System (DFS), Microsoft Hyper-V, and file and storage services
  • Common Windows Server management tools
  • Core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies
  • On-premises resiliency Windows Server-based compute and storage technologies
  • Implementing and managing IaaS services in Azure
  • Microsoft Entra ID
  • Security-related technologies (firewalls, encryption, multi-factor authentication)
  • Windows PowerShell scripting
  • Automation and monitoring