Group assignment to Files/Directories

Posted on 2005-05-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi, I was hoping someone could help me with the following question.

I've just inherited a new Windows 2003 SBS Server (Standard). There are a number of AD security group that exist on the server which don't appear to be doing much, but I'd like to know before I clean them up/delete them. How can I easily find out if they are assigned to grant access to to any shares/files/directories? I thought I could just do a search where group=<groupname> or something, but I can't work out how to do it. cacls only appears to let me set the acl, not determine if a group is in use.

Many thanks in advance,
Question by:mjh0
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi mjh0,
    a useful tool I always recommend for this kind of research is this freeware:
    Dumpsec is able to create a record of permissions for groups and single user on any share/folder on any desired server.


    Author Comment

    Fantastic - it does the trick beautifully - thanks very much :-)
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    Expert Comment

    Glad I could help! Thanks.

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