Scripting Effective Permissions

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Subject: Scripting Effective Permissions
Posted by:  Chris Bingham (ChrisBingh…
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007


I've got a bit of an issue with permissions and was hoping someone can help
I've got to do an audit of who can access what on our file servers - so
really what every user's effective NTFS permissions are on each share and
it's sub folders. Obviously this would take quite a while to do manually
(~150 users) and I've got zero budget to get any of the nice tools that do
all this for you!
So I was hoping I'd be able to script it, but I can't seem to find any
examples of how to do this...

What I'm after is a way to check what a given user accounts effective
permissions are on a given folder. By 'effective permissions', I mean the
kind of information you'd get from the 'Effective Permissions' tab in Server
Ideally, I'm also looking to format the output so as to produce a nice
delimited, Excel-friendly, text file.

Does any one know of a way to do this please?
Or even better, does anyone know of a good, free tool for doing this please?

Thanks for any help anyone can give,