Mapping User Permission on a Shared Drive

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by inyourface1650, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. inyourface1650

    inyourface1650 Limp Gawd

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    hey guys,

    What I am trying to do is map all the user permissions on a shared drive.
    This includes who has access to what subfolder and etc.
    Now, I could go through this manually, but that would take weeks being that its a 60GB share.
    Also, I have to add group permission now and then to certain folders etc.

    Does anyone know of a program that will map user permissions (group) of each folder on the drive?
     
  2. logo29a

    logo29a Gawd

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    Is the file structure heirarchical? If so you can just set sub folders to inherit permissions from the parent. I usually base share permissions on group membership. I create groups in the form of [servername]_[sharename]_[rwx]. I then provide those groups with access to the share. The only thing needed from that point is to add the required individuals to the group. It's much easier to keep track of this way and you don't have to wait forever on huge shares that propogate security settings to a million child folders everytime membership changes.
     
  3. inyourface1650

    inyourface1650 Limp Gawd

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    Quite.
    The problem is not the setting of the permissions, those are already all set. I am simply trying to audit all of them. I think I found a script on Windows IT Pro, but of course, you need a subscription to access the article.
    It's running as we speak.