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Posted on 2013-06-26
I have been tasked with auditing 5x windows 2003 file servers to see what data on the many shares is accessible by domain wide groups such as everyone and domain users. Aside from just creating an account and only adding it to the domain users group, and then manually mounting the shares and seeing what access can I get to, are there any tools that can do an effective permissions report?
I did find sysinternals "accessChk" however I dont think its going to work, from what I gather it is not reporting on nested groups, so if domain users is added to a group, it wont report it as a finding. So an effective permissions report whether the domain users group is added to the ACL directly, or has access as it is a nested group within a group - would be fantastic. From what I can see accessEnum wont work either due to the same problem.
There must be a more sophisticated way of doing this rather than manual trawling.