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Script to display explicit NTFS perm assignments

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Does anyone have a script (preferably a VB script) that I can run on a Windows Server 2003 that will prompt for a user name or group name and then print a list of every folder and file where that user or group has an explicit NTFS permissions assignment?

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Or.. maybe you know of an app that does this.  Not AccessEnum though - I want something that is user/group oriented.  AccessEnum just lets you point to a folder and lists the perms on that folder.  I want to enter a user and group and know ALL of the folders and files that user/group has EXPLICIT perm assignments for...
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Here is a batch script which should accomplish what you want.

Paste the script below into a text file with a .cmd extension.  Customize the value of the "root" variable with the directory to search under.  Running the script will prompt for the user or group name and then echo back any files or folders with explicit permissions set.


@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
 
set root=d:\files
 
echo Enter the user or group name to search for, e.g. YOURDOMAIN\jdoe
set /P name=Name: 
 
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%root%" /B /S') do (
 for /F "tokens=*" %%H in ('cacls "%%G"') do (
  set output=%%H
  set output=!output:*%name%=FOUND!
  if "!output:~0,5!"=="FOUND" echo %%G
 )
)
 
pause

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You rock!  Thanks ever so much Shift!
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