How to view Built-in Permissions Reports?

List of effective permissions for specific users and groups on folders

This report lists the effective permissions assigned to a specific user/group account for a set of folders.

Click on button under Built-in Reports.
 

The Built-in Reports window with the list of reports will be displayed as shown below:
 
Step 1: Report Selection

Select the report to be generated. Only one report can be generated at a time.
 

 
Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Configure User/Group Account(s):

To configure user / group accounts, click Click here to add user or group accounts link.

 


Click Next to proceed.

Step 3: Confiure server or shared folder-list:

To configure servers or shared folders, click Click here to add servers or shared folders link.
 

 

NTFS Security Auditor defaults to scanning all the sub-folders under a given shared folder. If you want to change the folder traversal and folder level options, click Edit… link available against each entry.
 


 
Click OK to proceed.

Folders that have identical permissions as the parent folder would show up with "Same as parent" in User Name and/or Security fields in the report. However, if you do not want folders with identical permissions as the parent folder reported, then select Do not display folders that have same permissions as the parent folder option. This option will not report folders with identical permissions as the parent folder.

Note: The "Do not display folders that have same permissions as the parent folder" option would be enabled by default.

 

You can use Include group members option to include all the members of a group and their sub-group members at all group levels in the report.
 

Click Finish to generate the selected report.
 
After the data collection process is complete, the report would be generated in a report window as shown below: