Windows Server 2003 Shares - document permissions

Posted on 2009-12-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
We current have 2 Dell NAS servers. We have purchased a new Dell NAS box that has 400% more disk space then both of the original servers combined.

Once new NAS is installed we will be copying the existing shares using ROBOCOPY (so permission are copied intact).

But we want to take the opportunity to review the Sharing & NTFS permissions for each share etc.

Is there any way to do this with software scripts etc. so that my team dont have to go through each share manually and document the permissions?

Question by:Mark Galvin
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    Sounds like DumpSec will do what you need - it's a free utility that exports the NTFS permissions for an entire folder tree into a file to allow you to analyse them further.

    If you have a small number of shares on your NAS box, I would read the Share permissions off them manually. The easiest was to do this is to open computer management on the NAS box, and browse to the Shares list. You can then right-click each one and get the Share permissions from the properties window.

    If you have a lot of Shares on each NAS or the permissions are very complicated, we could throw together a script to get the information from  the Win32_Share WMI object.

    Hope this helps,

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    You can also use this custom script to compare permissions on both source and target folders

    Faraz H. Khan
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    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the quick accept!  Happy Christmas,


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