AD access audit

Is there any easy way or even any way (easy or not) to specify either a user or group as a parameter and see what resources (ACL) they have access to on a given server/domain? It sounds like something someone must have designed a tool or script for but I cant seem to find anything.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
You will want to use DSrevoke for this.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19288 

The command will be similar to below.

dsrevoke /report /domain:domainname domainname\username or group.
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pma111Author Commented:
I think I may have got my request wording wrong, Im on about access to files on file shares/directories.
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Mike KlineCommented:
There are actually a fair amount of good free tools that can help you figure out what permissions are there

NTFS permissions reporter is the new guy in town

http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/NtfsReports/Info.html

Haven't used that tool a lot yet but I've used his adtools and those are good so I'm guessing this one is just as good.   You get a lot for a free tool

http://www.systemtools.com/somarsoft/?somarsoft.com
dumpsec is an oldie but goodie, dumps reports into excel for you, another free tool, used this a lot

 http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/permissions_analyzer_for_active_directory/

solar winds is ok, another free tool, I wish it didn't have the name Active Directory because it goes through NTFS not AD permissions.

What you are doing is the right thing, look what is there now and then carefully plan the restructuring.

You won't be a junior admin for long :)

Thanks

Mike
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Id second dumpsec for the security permissions as well. Enumerating permissions, especially on larger shares, can be a painful process. So far dumpsec has been the best solution I have found for it. Good luck.
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pma111Author Commented:
Thanks both, is the best we are going to get be one where username/share is specified as a parameter - as opposed to "for all our servers here is who can access what" in a form of monster report?
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Mike KlineCommented:
There are some filter options in NTFS Reports that can help but not to search across all file servers like that.

Thanks

Mike
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pma111Author Commented:
Ok mike - can you clarify what the filters can offer?
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Mike KlineCommented:
There are 11 filters, can't type them all out right now but you can download it and check them out.  Note to use all the filters you do need the full version

Thanks


Mike
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pma111Author Commented:
Will split points, your input into this thread always welcome:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Q_27659927.html
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