System administrators are constantly being asked to audit user permissions for specific files and folders. This is often a time-consuming task, with multiple layers of NTFS permissions and repeated adjustments over time creating a security labyrinth. You need a visual, interactive software tool to help you manage file system permissions.
You need Permissions Reporter Portable – the ultimate network-enabled NTFS permissions reporter for Windows. It allows you to validate the security posture of entire file systems quickly and efficiently. All with multiple export formats, command-line support, built-in scheduling, advanced filtering, and much more.
In any Windows network, you can set sharing permissions for drives and folders. On that network, each user can choose to share entire drives or individual folders with the network.
NTFS (NT File System) permissions are available to drives formatted with NTFS. The advantage with NTFS permissions is that they affect local users as well as network users and they are based on the permission granted to each individual user at the Windows logon, regardless of where the user is connecting.
NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT and all Windows operating systems that have come after it. Windows 2000 and older introduced some far-reaching changes that included control over inherited permissions and how permissions were configured to share files and folders. You use shared folders to provide network users with access to file resources.
Administrators can use the NTFS utility to provide access control for files and folders, containers and objects on the network as a type of system security. Known as the “Security Descriptor”, this information controls what kind of access is allowed for individual users and groups of users.
Along with the additional functionality that NTFS provides comes the potential for complex configurations that can lead to administration headaches. If you don’t have a thorough understanding of various permissions and their relationships, it can be difficult to sort out a permission problem when it occurs.
Schedule the creation and export of folder, file, owner, and share permissions report data quickly and easily. Includes support for all export file types, email integration, and more.
FOLDER PERMISSIONS REPORT
The Folder Permissions Report table view presents a “flat” view of file system permissions. It includes advanced sorting, filtering, and grouping capabilities – allowing you to create highly customized permissions reports.
FILE OWNERS REPORT
The File Owners Report view offers a hierarchical overview of disk space consumed by file type and owner. Quickly determine which users and file types are consuming valuable disk space. Includes a hierarchical treemap visualization.
SHARE PERMISSIONS REPORT
The Share Permissions Report view provides an overview of shares (local and across the network) and their permissions. Quickly see who has access to shares, along with their rights and access levels.
Permissions Report features an advanced filtering system that can be applied either at scan-time (when defined at the project level) or after the scan completes.
FILE PERMISSIONS REPORT
The File Report view shows files not inheriting or with permissions differing from their parent folders. Advanced filtering, sorting and grouping features make it easy to isolate specific entries and customize report layouts.
Export permissions report data to a variety of formats, including HTML, XML, MS Excel, and CSV. Data exported to the XML file format can be re-imported at a later date for further analysis.
IMPORT EXISTING DATA
Report data that has previously been exported in XML file format can be re-imported at a later date and time. This feature works well with the built-in scheduler, allowing you to generate report data during off hours and analyze it when time permits.
Flexible command line interface for integration & automation
Native 32 & 64 bit, Unicode enabled, support for long NTFS paths
- Improvement – Performance and resource usage improvements.
- Improvement – Improved user interface layout to make better use of space.
- Improvement – Correctness and performance updates for multiple internal libraries.
- Improvement – End User License Agreement is now visible in product about box.
- Bug fix – Resolved invalid index error when using specific project filtering options.
- Bug fix – Fixed possible ‘rowIndex’ error when exporting large data sets to Excel.
- Bug fix – Removing a root folder tree node from the report would remove other roots as well.