Rights with Windows Folders

Posted on 2014-01-20
Last Modified: 2014-01-21
Hi, I was wandering if anyone knew of any software that I could use to export network folders with the permissions with them.
Question by:ThermoPort
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Expert Comment

ID: 39795054
You can use robocoy with /MIR switch, which will Mirror folder permissions... Here is an article that goes into more detail about files...

Author Comment

ID: 39795077
This is for copying files, what I need is something to export the persmissions for each folder on your network. I have to do audit and I don't want to  look at 1000's folders for the permissions for each one.

Here is an example:

Name of folder: Payroll 2013
Users or Group permissions:
     Payroll group
     Bill Smith
     Art South
     Admin Group
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Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 39795087
You can get this done very easily using Powershell. Use the following syntax below...

get-ChildItem -path "\\servername\share\directory" -recurse -Exclude *.* | get-acl | Select Path, Owner, Group, Access | out-file "c:\directoryPerms.csv"

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I would also recommend Active  Directory Permissions Analyzer.

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Expert Comment

ID: 39795101
Ok, so you're not trying to copy files over, you are wanting to export the actual permissions to like a CSV file?

I've never used this script, but here is an idea..

Then, i have used a program called TreeSize, that will display the permissions for all folders as well, but it's typically all done on one line for each folder/file..

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Author Comment

ID: 39795302
I am trying DumpSec which I forgot I had and I am also downloading SolarWinds to try that too.

Expert Comment

ID: 39795329
ThermoPort, You have tested DumpSec and what Your feeling ?

What kind of result will be well-satisfied for You ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39795557
These are the command line tools for manipulating ACLs (Access Control Lists) on Windows.
Just run them without any argument to display some help message.

But are you interested in Network SHARES permissions or Folder permissions, or both?

This script may be useful too:

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39797054
DumpSec is working out to be the best solvation. I want to say Thank you to all the input I received on this issue. It was great

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