Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


Find Active Directory accounts that are not inheriting permissions

Posted on 2016-08-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2016-08-20

Does anyone have a Powershell script they can share that will search a list of SamAccountnames and report of which ones
are not inheriting permissions? There is a lot of old accounts we are running into that have this option unchecked .
Question by:MilesLogan
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

Benjamin Voglar earned 2000 total points
ID: 41762039

I think this is what You'r lookung for:

$Containers = @()
$UserStatuses = @()

"Reading OU List ..."
$Containers = Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -Filter * -Properties * | sort canonicalname | select distinguishedname, canonicalname

"Reading Container List ..."
$Containers += Get-ADObject -SearchBase (Get-ADDomain).distinguishedname -SearchScope OneLevel -LDAPFilter '(objectClass=container)' -Properties * | sort canonicalname | select distinguishedname, canonicalname

foreach($Cntr in $Containers)
"Evaluating - " + $Cntr.distinguishedname + " ..."

$UserStatuses += Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase $Cntr.distinguishedname -SearchScope OneLevel -Properties * | where {($_.nTSecurityDescriptor.AreAccessRulesProtected -eq $true) -and ($_.enabled -eq $true)} | select @{n='OU';e={$Cntr.distinguishedname}}, displayname, userprincipalname,samAccountName, @{n='Inheritance Broken';e={$_.nTSecurityDescriptor.AreAccessRulesProtected}}

$UserStatuses | export-csv -path UsersWithInheritanceBroken.csv

Open in new window

Author Comment

ID: 41763239
Thank you Benjamin , that was exactly what I was looking for .

Expert Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 41763419
Hi Ben,

From which domain controller I can run that script for better result ?

Is the script read the AD only ? Nothing dangerous ?

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently we ran in to an issue while running some SQL jobs where we were trying to process the cubes.  We got an error saying failure stating 'NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT does not have access to Analysis Services. So this is a way to automate that wit…
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Suggested Courses

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question