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Is it possible to set an audit policy to track when a program has been installed or uninstalled? Not using MSI installer at the moment.

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No. On Windows, an installer is just an ordinary Windows program, it doesn't generate audit log entries automagically.

However, you can enable auditing for folder (or registry key) creation in the %ProgramFiles% folder and the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall registry branch (regedit, right-click, Permissions). In both cases, the auditing settings are hidden under Advanced -> Auditing.

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