How to use FolderSecurityViewer

User Permissions Report

What is a User Permissions Report?

  • See all effective NTFS permissions of a specific Active Directory user in the complete folder hierarchy.
  • 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 User Permissions Report

  • First click on User 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.
  • Then select a user from the Users & Groups View (Active Directory Browser).
  • Click Start to generate the User Permissions Report.

Optional: Configure the User 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.