How can I get access permissions for folders (recursive) and display the full path

Posted on 2014-12-09
Last Modified: 2014-12-09
I'm trying to write a PowerShell script that will output ACLs for folders (recursively) with the full path.

So far, I have two working scripts -- the first will output all folders in a directory recursively (with the full path) but with NO ACLs.  The second will output ACLs for folders recursively but will NOT display the full path.  Both scripts only apply to the working directory, i.e. R:\Groups\Accounting.  After a change to the R:\Groups\Accounting folder in PowerShell, I run these two single commands.

So, the first script (which will display the full path) is --
get-childitem -directory  -recurse | select-object FullName |  Out-Gridview

Sample output of first script:

The second script is --
get-childitem -directory  -recurse | select-object FullName |  foreach-object {Get-Acl $_.Fullname} | Out-Gridview

Sample output of second script:
Path          Owner          Access
Grants1      john.doe      UM\john.doe Allow FullControl      
                                          BUILTIN\Administrators Allow FullControl
Grants2     jane.doe       UM\jane.doe Allow FullControl
                                          BUILTIN\Administrators Allow FullControl  

What I'd like to see is --
Path                                                     Owner           Access                                        
R:\Groups\Accounting\Grants1      john.doe      UM\john.doe Allow FullControl      
                                                                                   BUILTIN\Administrators Allow FullControl

R:\Groups\Accounting\Grants2     jane.doe       UM\jane.doe Allow FullControl
                                                                                  BUILTIN\Administrators Allow FullControl

Any chance of achieving this with a sample line of PS code?
Question by:rloganrlogan
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oBdA earned 250 total points
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Get-ChildItem -Directory -Recurse | % {Get-Acl $_.Fullname} | Select @{n="Path";e={$_.PSPath.Split(":", 3)[2]}}, Owner, @{n="Access";e={($_.Access | % {"$($_.IdentityReference) $($_.AccessControlType) $($_.FileSystemRights)"}) -join "`r`n"}} | Out-Gridview

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footech earned 250 total points
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No need to give points for this, but just wanted to point out a code simplification (it does the same as oBdA's).
Get-ChildItem -Directory -Recurse | Get-Acl | Select @{n="Path";e={($_.Path -Split "::")[-1]}},Owner, @{n="Access";e={$_.AccessToString}} | Out-Gridview

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D'oh. And I was desperately searching in the .Access properties ...
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If I wanted to prompt for the path using --
$Path = Read-Host -Prompt 'Enter path'

...would the next line be --

Get-ChildItem -Directory -Recurse | Get-Acl | Select @{n=$Path;e={($_.Path -Split "::")[-1]}},Owner, @{n="Access";e={$_.AccessToString}} | Out-Gridview

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Get-ChildItem -Path $Path -Directory -Recurse | Get-Acl | Select @{n="Path";e={($_.Path -Split "::")[-1]}}, Owner, @{n="Access";e={$_.AccessToString}} | Out-Gridview

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Awesome!  Thank you so much!

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