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    Is it possible to specify more than one user or group when viewing NTFS security. I know how to view all NTFS permissions and i can select the option where I can specify one particular user or group but I would like to specify a particular user and all of the groups they are a member of to see what access they have.

    I realize I can run the query multiple times and use one of the groups each time. What I would like to do is be able to list them all at once (1 user name, 3 groups) and query the results once.

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    Re: View NTFS Security on select users/groups

    For that your best bet would be to use Exporter Pro. You can create a file with as many users or groups as you want. Here are some instructions:

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

    Check the box to only export information for users/groups listed in this file. Enter a filename that will contain the users/groups you want to search for. The file doesn't have to exist yet because when you click the Edit button Notepad will open and ask you if you want to create it. In the file you will list, one per line, the users and/or groups you want to search for. Then click OK to close that dialog.

    When searching NTFS permissions, 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, double-click on them and disable them. When done, click Close and click Start Export.

    When finished you can open the output file specified on the Security Access tab with Excel and see the places that group or groups was found.