Schedule Permissions Built-in Reports
List of effective permission for users and groups on files

This report lists effective permissions for users and groups assigned to files available in a set of folders.

option under Power Export. This will bring up the Power Export Wizard.


Step 1: Report Selection


  1. Select "Permissions Reports" from the select report category drop-down list.
  2. Select the desired report. Only one report may be selected to run in a single task.
  3. Click Next to proceed to the next step. You may Click Back button anytime to come back to a previous step.
Step 2: Confiure server or shared folder-list:

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

  1. Select the desired folder(s) for which you wish to run the permissions report.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Modify the folder options as required and click OK.
  5. If you want to exclude specific accounts select Exclude Accounts option. Click Accounts... button. That will show up a window as shown below:

  6. Select the accounts for which you want to exclude and click OK.
  7. Click Next to proceed to the Next step.
Step 3: Additional report settings

  1. Select the Validate for Errors option for validating the folders / files based on the folder traversal option selected, before proceeding to report generation.
    • Generate report ignoring any errors found – This option will validate the folders/ files path(s) and generate the report even if errors are encountered during the validation option.
    • Generate report only if no error were found. Send error report through e-mail – This option will validate the folders/ files path(s) and skip the report generation if errors were encountered during the validation option. It will then email the error(s) encountered during the validation process to users.
  2. You may select Include errors as part of the report  option for including the error information of folders / files into report data. Select the error information that needs to be highlighted.

  3. You may also select Highlight Items for highlighting rows containing certain Permissions and Account status in the report data. Select the desired Permissions and status of Accounts that need to be highlighted.

  4. You may also select Include group members for include members of a group and their sub-group members at all group levels in the report.

  5. Click Next to proceed to the Next step.

Step 4: Delivery Options

  1. Change the Export or Print or E-mail settings as necessary.
  2. Use Browse button to change the export path.
Click Additional E-mail Settings button to specify optional e-mail settings as shown below.

Step 5: Schedule Settings

  1. Enter a unique name for the task.
  2. Change the Run as parameter, if necessary and set the password for the specified user.
  3. Change the task schedule settings as required.
  4. Click Next to proceed to the next and final step.
Step 6: Summary

  1. This step displays the summary information of the task.
  2. Click Finish to save the task details.
  3. The task will be added to Windows Schedule Tasks.