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New article: Using a .Net application to query folders’ permissions
Published date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
On: Moer and Éric Moreau's web site

I just published my April article. It is about a mission I received from a client!

I have been tasked something special lately. To fulfill a compliance review, a client needed to check the permissions on the folders on a server. We started by looking around for tooling but the one we found were just generating a long list way too long to be understandable (tools like AccessEnum from Microsoft published in 2006!). In addition to satisfy the compliance requirements, he wanted to understand how shared folders are accessed. He wanted to be sure that not everyone connecting to the server had access to some folders (like employees and clients information). He wanted something that would enable him to get the current state as well as any changes from a previous run to quickly find what has changed instead of going through the full list once again (because those who tried to generate that kind of list knows it can be many thousands of rows to examine). We have not been able to find a simple tool that was helping satisfying these specs. So, I have been sent on a mission that surprisingly was not that difficult!

You can read full article from https://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2018/04/Using-a-Net-application-to-query-folders-permissions.aspx.


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