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Security Matrix for user and group permissions

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I have been looking for a way to show clients/managers an easy to read visualization of what users belong to what groups and what permissions they have for their folders.

In the past I would just create an excel spreadsheet and update it by hand but it seems there would be an easier way to really show this to someone who may or may not have much technical knowledge.

I am looking for any tools or templates that would allow me to get this information and/or generate a report for a good way to show this.

2003 based file shares with active directory permissions.

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Access Enum and Share Enum will give you what users/groups have permission to what.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb545046.aspx

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See if these tools help. The one that you need to pay gives you more option such as report permission in excel, html, and pdf formats etc.

You can use a free tool "SubInACL" from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details.aspx?familyid=E8BA3E56-D8FE-4A91-93CF-ED6985E3927B&displaylang=en
SubInACL is a command-line tool that enables administrators to obtain security information about files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information from user to user, from local or global group to group, and from domain to domain.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb664922.aspx
This tool shows you the accesses the user or group you specify has to files, Registry keys or Windows services

or if you want to spend some $ on another product specifically for file server from ScriptLogic:
http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/security-explorer/

Or if you have the more $ to spend, you can get the ESR from ScriptLogic:
http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/enterprisesecurityreporter/
This product is more than just for file/folder permission, it is also to report Active Directory object status etc.
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