How do I audit file and folder permissions on the entire network?

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-07

I need to do an audit of security permissions for every file and folder on our network. I need to find out what groups and individuals have permission to what and what level of access. Is there a tool/utility out there that I can run and collect all this info and then have all this data exported to a spreadsheet of word document?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Question by:capcap
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    You should use Scriptlogic's Security Explorer:

    Shareware is limited to 2 servers, 2500 users and 30 days if I remember correctly.

    Or the following free tools:
    DumpSec (
    AccessChk (
    AccessEnum (
    ShareEnum (



    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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