JSI Tip 8545. How can I generate a report of folders and files that have specific user or group permissions set?


I have scripted FindACL.bat to generate a comma separated value file that reports folders and files that have permissions for the users and groups that you specify.

FindACL.bat uses the built-in CACLS command, which displays users and groups in a format like:

BUILTIN\Administrators
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
<DomainName>\USERorGROUP
Everyone
<ComputerName>\USERorGROUP
The syntax for using FindACL.bat is:

FindACL Drive ReportFile UsrGrp1 \[UsrGrp2 ... UserGrpN\]

where:

Drive       is the Drive Letter or folder path that contains the sub-folders and files.
ReportFile  is the file that will contain the output report.
UsrGrpX     is the users and/or groups you are looking for.
The format of the ReportFile file is:

"Fully Qualified Folder of File Name","User or Group"

NOTE: FindACL runs a long time, based upon the number of folders and files, and ACEs per file system object.

FindACL.bat contains:

@echo off
if \{%3\}

\{\} @echo FindACL Drive ReportFile UsrGrp1 \[UsrGrp2 ... UsrGrpN\]&goto :EOF setlocal set work=%1 set work=%work:"=%# set drv=%work:\#=% set drv=%drv:#=% set obj=%drv% if exist "%TEMP%\FindACL.tmp" del /q "%TEMP%\FindACL.tmp" set out=%2 if exist %out% del /q %out% :loop if \{%3\}

\{\} goto fnd set ACL=%3 shift set ACL=%ACL:"=% @echo %ACL%>>"%TEMP%\FindACL.tmp" goto loop :fnd call :parse for /f "Tokens=*" %%O in ('dir %drv% /b /s /a') do set obj=%%O&call :parse del /q "%TEMP%\FindACL.tmp" endlocal goto :EOF :parse call set remove=%obj:&= % set /a cnt = 0 call echo.%%remove%%>%TEMP%\$VarLen$.tmp for %%n in (%TEMP%\$VarLen$.tmp) do set /a cnt = %%~zn - 2 set /a cnt=%cnt% + 1 for /f "Tokens=*" %%f in ('cacls "%obj%"^|Findstr /i /l /g:"%TEMP%\FindACL.tmp"') do ( set line=%%f call :strip ) goto :EOF :strip if "%line%" EQU "" goto :EOF call set line=%line:&= % call set line=%line:(=\{% call set line=%line:)=\}% call set line=%line:\ = % call set work=%line:not found=% if "%work%" NEQ "%line%" goto :EOF if "%line:~1,1%" EQU ":" call set line=%%line:~%cnt%%% for /f "Tokens=1* Delims=:" %%a in ('@echo %line%') do ( set line=%%a ) @echo "%remove%","%line%">>%out%



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