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    Another noob question I'm afraid!

    I've been asked to write a report that concerns the used of a shared area on one of our Win2003 servers.

    This share contains approx. 4,000 folders and something like 100,000 files within them - in all around 35GB of data.

    In the report they want a breakdown of the top level folder structure and the security permissions set on them.

    Back in the days of DOS I knew how to do this but I'm stumped. Is there a way to get this information say in to a csv file and thus in to Excel?

    Many thanks!

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    DumpSec should do it nicely if you don't mind doing a bit of tidying up on the output.

    SomarSoft's DumpSec is a security auditing program for Microsoft Windows® NT/XP/200x. It dumps the permissions (DACLs) and audit settings (SACLs) for the file system, registry, printers and shares in a concise, readable format, so that holes in system security are readily apparent. DumpSec also dumps user, group and replication information.
    SystemTools.com - Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 System Management Software

    I use it when I lose track of folder permissions, which I've made more open than others etc in the shared directory tree.

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    Also if you need a breakdown of how big each folder is use Treesize or "WindirStat" I think both are free and very handy.

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    I concur with Butuz - I use Windirstat all the time - handy for showing users graphically how much of our total space is used up by their videos/MP3s/Powerpoints/etc! And yes, it is freely available here.

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    HD Graph is also a good one, though it wont show any of the security settings, the output comes in a nice pie chart so its easy to see whats what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roopert View Post
    HD Graph is also a good one, though it wont show any of the security settings, the output comes in a nice pie chart so its easy to see whats what.
    I like that one, thanks - not seen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc View Post
    I like that one, thanks - not seen it before.
    Nice - but I still prefer SequoiaView - makes it really easy to see whats going on - and with a sensible colour scheme see who has a load of videos or music secreted away...

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    +1 for WindirStat to show the sizes and areas where all the files are.

    One thing you could do is remove the share completely and put it off-line.
    Then get all the teachers or students to email you if they need a file. Its an extreme measure but it worked brilliantly for out Teacher drive and cleaned 90% of the stuff out of it after a week.

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