How to use FolderSecurityViewer

NTFS Permissions Report

What is a NTFS Permissions Report?

  • See all effective NTFS permissions owner of a specific folder, as well as their specific permissions.
  • Is it a direct assignment of the user or does the user inherits his assignment by a specific group and what group was the originating group.

How To Generate the NTFS Permissions Report

  • Select any folder from the Folders View.
  • Btw, you can add UNC paths to the Folders View input box! No need to map them to a drive letter.
  • Right click the folder to open the context menu.
  • Select Permissions Report to generate the NTFS Permissions Report.

Configure the NTFS Permissions Report - User

  • Our FolderSecurityViewer lets you configure the Permissions Report (Permissions View) to obtain the user information you want.
  • You can select up to seven properties of an Active Directory User Object, which will be shown in the list of users / permissions owners.
  • You can even customize the column headers.

Configure the NTFS Permissions Report - Permission Set

  • There is no need to deal with the native Windows Access Control Entries (ACE).
  • Our NTFS permissions reporter offers you the ability to make these names more meaningful.
  • Configure your own permission set names. We ship a pre-configured list of translated items for you.

Compare Folders using the Differences View

  • The Differences View provides an easy way to compare the current folder to all folders in the lower hierarchy.
  • All folders with a different NTFS permissions set are listed.
  • Double-clicking on any entry will start a new scan.

Exclusion of any Active Directory Security Groups

  • Our NTFS permissions reporter allows you to exclude any Active Directory Security Group from the scan.
  • Even all Active Directory Built-In Groups are pre-configured with their names and SID and these groups are already defined as excluded for your comfort.
  • All excluded groups will be skipped while your environment is analyzed.
  • Your NTFS Permissions Report is not mixed with the well-known rights owners like Administrators, or Server Operators.

Save a Permissions Report

  • Any Permissions Report can be saved to either a local built-in database or a MS SQL Server.
  • Click on the Disk symbol near the Show Users dropdown box to save the current report.

Load a Permissions Report

  • The first tab in Permissions Report shows all saved reports.
  • Double click or select Load from context menu on any entry to load the data.
  • Or select Show Saved Reports from any folder in Folders View, if exists.
  • Or you will find all saved reports of a specific folder in tab Saved Reports at the bottom.