Because audit and monitoring service captures user activity as video, you can configure the color depth of the sessions to control the size of data that must be transferred over the network and stored in the database. A higher color depth also increases the CPU overhead on audited computers but improves resolution when the session is played back. A lower color depth decreases the amount of data sent across the network and stored in the database. In most cases, the recommended color depth is medium (16 bit). The CPU and storage estimates in this guide are based on a medium (16 bit) color depth.
To change the color depth for captured sessions:
- Log on to the computer where the Centrify agent for Windows is installed.
- In the list of applications on the Windows Start menu, click Agent Configuration to open the agent configuration panel.
- Click Centrify Auditing and Monitoring Service.
- Click Settings.
- On the General tab, click Configure
- Select the maximum color quality for recorded sessions, then click Next.
- Follow the prompts displayed to change any other configuration settings.