Restore Multiple User Access Rights

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
A junior Admin was allowed in the AD to give access rights to some resources. needless to say hundreds of users for various resouces (Folders & Files) are now without access and some that should not, now are able. We do have a snapshot from Netapp from a week and even 2 weeks ago to compare and make it correct manually. The question is, does anyone know of an available tool that will allow us to restore the user and groups, access rights utilizing the snapshot information dating back a week or 2 ago. If so can you please tell me where or what. We have Terra Bytes ot data that we have to siff through. We are running MS Windows Serve 2003 Ent

Thanks in advance
Question by:cyberchrisrock
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    by:Vadim Rapp
    If this is about permissions on folders and files, I would do this:

    1. export the data from the snapshot in some form that make it more or less easy to read and parse
    2. write the program or script that would read that export
    3. the program to parse the directories recursively from the root, and issue CACLS on each file found in the export.

    One variation is that if the snapshot is going by users, then maybe I would import #1 into the database, because it would be more effective to go in #3 by files rather than by users.

    However, all this is based on assumption in the first line. Here's what I don't quite understand: permissions on files and folders are not set in active directory. Then, what exactly has the junior admin changed, and where?

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    Thank you for your reply. I have found a product by a company called quest soft ware that should be the answer. I will post once i install and test it.


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    Found a Soloution @ They have a product called "user Centric Security management Solution.

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