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How to view ownership or folder/share access a particular Group in AD has?

Hi,

My AD enviorment is running on a Windows 2003 server, using one domain.

I would like to be able to view folders/files/shares belonging to a particular group.  An example would be - I would like to select the Accounting group and see what folders/files/shares it has access to and what type of access (read/write/etc) it has.

Is there a tool or snap-in that will allow me to view the "ownership" a particular GROUP (not OU) has?

Thanks!
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esckeyrwmAuthor Commented:
Both of these articles talk about how you can find out what groups are associated with each folder/share.  That is easy to do within the ADUC too.

What I want to know is, how to find the folders/shares that are associated with a given Group!  I'd like to do what these articles are describing, but doing it in backwards order.  Does that make sense?

Basically, I want to start with a known Group (call it Accounting).  I want to be able to find out what folders the group Accounting has access too.  I know there will be a lot of them, so I don't want to go through the File Server looking at each folder.  I'd like to be able to view it from within the Group itself.  Is this possible?
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TheCleanerCommented:
you'll need something like Enterprise Security Reporter from www.scriptlogic.com to do this.
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vmaheenCommented:
Easiest and simple way is

Go to relevant folder

View -> detail > right mouse click on upper field name (example: right mouse click on “Name” or  “Size “  )  -> select attribute , owner or what ever your want see  (selected will show with a “tick” ).  It display new column with detail

Maheen
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vmaheenCommented:
ohh !!  you want  see without going to each folder .is it ?
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vmaheenCommented:
yes , ther is system,  lol :)

Will think you want to see “c:\” drive

Right mouse on c drive > search > *.*   > it will show all files and folders

Next apply above my comment , next you can index it by user names or...

Maheen
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esckeyrwmAuthor Commented:
Ok - I think I haven't been very clear on what I need to do.  Let me see if I can elaborate a bit more...

I would like to query a particular group to see what folders or shares it has access to.  Here's an example:

I have a group called Accounting.  In the Accounting Group I have three users; Bob, Suzy and Fred.
I only want the Accounting group to have read/write access to two folders on my file server: Payments and Checks
Now, before I became Admin, there was this crazy guy who gave the Accounting group read/write access to a bunch of different folders on my file server - probably 100 of them!  Because I have over 500 folders on the server, sorting through each folder and looking at the permission table would be a grueling and time consuming task.

So what I'm looking for is a tool that will let me select the Accounting Group, then query it to see what folders it has been assigned rights.  I know there are tons of auditing programs that will generate a huge log of all the folders and ownerships of those folders, but my hunch is there has got to be a better/easier way to query just one particular group.

I'm upping the points on this because it seems to be a difficult question.

I hope that makes more sense.  Thanks again!
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TheCleanerCommented:
Again:

you'll need something like Enterprise Security Reporter from www.scriptlogic.com to do this.


:)

It will do EXACTLY what you are talking about.  Get an eval copy of it...
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vmaheenCommented:

ok . Then I think no solutions with Microsoft inbuilt features. As "TheCleaner "  comment you have to go to 3'rd party software.
 ya Cleaner , thats cool !   Scriptlogic  file auditor software can strore detail in SQL database and nice suppot with reports. (not tested just read there web sites )

Maheen
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