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NTFS Permission Report

I have a file server running windows 2000 that i just took over administration of and i would like to evaluate the NTFS and share permissions of the folders and files that are shared out to the network.

What is the best way to generate a summary of this information?
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I would recommend starting with the free AccessEnum tool from SysInternals (Microsoft):


ShareEnum is another that would be useful in your situation:


And of course you can see what is shared on the server by going to Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders
not sure if they are still around

DumpSec, DumpReg, DumpEvt - Must-have products from Somarsoft, Inc. to dump NTFS permissions,
user information, event logs, and registry information. DumpSec (formerly known as DumpAcl) also dumps out the users last logon information.  These utilities are now maintained by SystemTools

I hope this helps !
You'll want to access the Computer Management tool.  This is built in to windows and can be accessed by right-clicking "My Computer", followed by selecting "Manage."

After it opens, select system tools, shared folders, shares.  This tool will include hidden shares, all hidden shares will have a trailing $.
You can also try to use:

FileACL - reports and manipulates permissions on NTFS

Xcacls - reports and manipulates permissions on NTFS - part of Windows Resource Kit

SubInACL - allows to manipulate security information on files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information

Unfortunatelly output from utilities above has to be processed a bit manual way. As you want to generate summary of all files from probably more than one computer the way would be:
1. Issue permissions collection command for each system you want to report and for each share on that system. Also redirect results to text file.
2. Import all results into one database or one excel spreadsheet
3. Process consolidated information for reporting purposes.

Thre is one more solution you might want to consider (depends on time constraints you have).
Scripting this type of activity using VBscript. This will allow you to output information in most convinient form for further processing.

If you have budget and can spend some money for this kind of solution you might want to have a look into InTrust from Quest, which in fact is whole bundle and part of it is NTFS and Shares permissions reporting and tracking:

Hope that gives you some more options for activity you want to perform.
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