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How to know what files or folders of Windows has been shared or given access to and what username

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Is there a way to know what files/folders has been given access to from our hard drive?

Also how can we know what username or group it was given to?

We know we can right-click a File/Folder, go to Properties, click on Security and there we can see if its shared and who access it.  Since we don't know which File/Folders, is there a more wider way to see this & go one-by-one?
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by:Benjamin MOREAU
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Hi,

If you are using WIndows 2008/2012, you can found all share of your server on this console " Share and Storage Management Console".
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Where is located?
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On administratives tools
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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'net share' from a command prompt will show you the shares on the current server.
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by:rayluvs
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Net share doesn't display all files/folders and since we have Windows 8, we used Computer Management and found the folder shared.

But neither tells me the users who have been given access to these files/folders.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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there are 2 levels of permissions (share) and ntfs and the most restrictive wins.  Since the user must be a local administrator (have admin access) to create a share the simplest solution is to have users run as standard users.. This simple expedient will protect your machines from 90% of all attacks and 100% of all iE attacks
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by:rayluvs
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Thanx for the info.  However, we are not interested in protecting but what users has been given access to.  Its like the Comouter Management screen were displays of shares.  We want to see if possible a list of users with access.
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by:rayluvs
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We found the answer to this question in another question placed some time back.  

We asked the moderator in that question, via a Request, but can't seem access what was the advice given so we can close this question.  In that question an Expert supplied a tool that trying to answer THAT question that unfortunately doesn't answer it, yet it his answer DOES answer this question.

So we are waiting trying to look for what the moderator recommended.

Please advice.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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get the information from that post.. copy it then post it then close the question using yourself as the answerer
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Ok, thanx! here it is...

btan  2015-02-28 at 05:56:17ID: 40637072

Indeed Sysinternal has tool for it too such as AccessChk (e.g. know what kind of accesses specific users or groups have to resources including files, directories, Registry keys, global objects and Windows services): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb664922

This tool is great it tells us what files or folders of Windows has been shared or given access to.
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Answer chosen as per moderator recommendation.
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