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    How do I view permissions a user or group has to all shared folders at one time?

    I know that I can view the permissions for each share individually but would like to choose a user and see every folder that user has access to.

    Thanks,

    Smak

  • #2
    Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

    In Hyena select the server or servers that you want to report on, then go to Tools->Exporter Pro->Export Selected Objects. Click the Settings button.

    This is where you will configure the various exports that you want to run against the server you added. On the right side, double-click on Security Access. Check the box to Export Security Information and enter an Output File Name.

    For share permissions, check the box for shares and choose the type of shares you want reported on. For NTFS file and directory permissions check the box for Files and Directories. At the bottom of this dialog is where you will specify a file containing the users/groups you want to search for. Enter a name and click Edit. Notepad will open and ask if you want to create the file, then enter in one per line the groups(s) you want to search for. Save the file and close Notepad. Click OK to close that dialog.

    You'll also need a File/Directory template, so double-click on File/Directory. Click the New button at the bottom, give it a Template Name and an Output File Name. If you only want to search directories, check the box for that, then click the Add button beside Shared Directory Paths. Choose the shares you want, how far down you want it to scan, then click OK.

    Security Access and File/Directory should be the only options enabled on this screen, if there is anything else enabled, disable them. When done, click Close and go to the Export menu and click Start Export.

    When finished you can open the output file specified on the Security Access tab with Excel and see the security on the files, directories, and/or shares on that server.

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    • #3
      Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

      I keep getting "unable to open 'exception list' file Selected Users.

      What am I missing?

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      • #4
        Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

        Make sure the file isn't open with Notepad, and that you went through the part above to create the file.

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        • #5
          Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

          This is where the problem lies:

          "At the bottom of this dialog is where you will specify a file containing the users/groups you want to search for. Enter a name and click Edit. Notepad will open and ask if you want to create the file, then enter in one per line the groups(s) you want to search for. Save the file and close Notepad. Click OK to close that dialog."

          I check "only export information for user/groups listed in this file"

          I give it a name of "testusers"

          I click edit, notepad tells me it doesnt exit, want to create? i say yes

          At this point i add my active directory user name (just me for testing purposes) and save the file. I then close notepad, click OK on the export properties screen, and click export from the exporter main menu.

          This is where it fails with the message above (except the file name changes to whatever file i am testing with)

          THe only enable exports are security access and the file/share template (i called it ep-template)

          Pretty sure I followed the directions to a T.

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          • #6
            Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

            Ok. Think I figured it out.

            It appears the the user/group file needs to be saved as a .dat file.

            I will do some more testing and let you know

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            • #7
              Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

              testusers.txt would have worked too. It looks like Notepad will add the .txt on there by itself, so when you enter just testusers, it makes the file testusers.txt.

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              • #8
                Re: viewing User and Group folder permissions

                not working when it is a text file. Not sure why. So far only when I save as a .dat file.

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