How to use FolderSecurityViewer

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

  • First click on Permissions Report on the Home Screen to start the wizard.
  • Then 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.
  • Click on Start 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.
  • Click on the Tab seen on the bottom to show all differences.
  • You can maximize this tab by clicking the Maximizebutton.
  • Clicking on the Foldericon of any entry will start a new scan.
  • Further you can generate reports for each folder listed here and export them by clicking on the Export button in top left.

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 filter box to save the current report.

Rerun a Permissions Report

  • Any Permissions Report can be rerun to see any changes you made on filesystem or in Active Directory
  • Click on the Arrows symbol near the filter box to rerun the current report.
  • In case you made any changes to your Active Directory you can clear the FSV internal AD Cache and rerun the report then.
  • Click right to the Arrows symbol to see a sub menu item and then select this by clicking it.

Load a Permissions Report

  • You can view and load a previously saved Permissions Report by several ways.
  • Way 1: On Home Screen click on Permissions Report to show all saved reports.
  • Way 2: If you are already in the Permission Report view, you’ll find Saved Permissions Reports on the left pane.
  • Click this entry to see all saved reports.
  • Way 3: From Folder Browser you can select any entry to open the context menu.
  • Select Show Saved Reports from context menu to show any saved report of this specific folder.
  • Way 4: In Permission Reports view the results view gives you the tab Saved Reports at the bottom of the view.
  • This will show you all saved reports of this specific folder.