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Security Explorer 9.8 - User Guide

Getting Started with Security Explorer Managing permissions Searching Managing security Managing objects
Managing folders and files Managing shares Managing registry keys Managing services Managing tasks Managing groups and users Managing Favorites Managing Enterprise Scopes Updating licenses Managing network drives
Working with Microsoft SQL Server Working with Microsoft Exchange
Checking minimum requirements Viewing Exchange permissions Granting Exchange permissions Revoking Exchange permissions Cloning Exchange permissions Searching for Exchange server objects and permissions Backing up and restoring Exchange server security Modifying Exchange permissions Managing Exchange group memberships Exporting Exchange security permissions Creating Exchange databases Creating public folder mailboxes Managing Exchange administrators Managing Exchange distribution groups Managing mail contacts Managing mail users Managing mailboxes Managing mailbox folders Managing public folders Using role based access control Setting options for Exchange security
Working with Microsoft SharePoint Working with Access Explorer Working with Microsoft Active Directory Customizing Security Explorer Using the command line Using PowerShell cmdlets Troubleshooting

Using the Search tasks

The Search basic task provides a quick way to search for permissions. For more options, click Switch to Security Explorer Classic (Advanced). See Using the Browse tab to search.

You also can use the Find Unknown, Find Disabled, and Find SID History advanced tasks to easily search permissions for those specific situations.

NOTE: The Tasks tab is hidden by default. To display the Tasks tab, select View | Tasks tab.
Open the Tasks tab.
Click Search, Find Unknown, Find Disabled, or Find SID History.
Click Add to select paths.
Click OK. An information message displays.
Click OK. A new Security Explorer® window opens displaying the search progress on the Status tab. When the search is complete, the results display in the right pane. See Using the Browse tab to search.

Replacing permissions

In the Search Results area, you can select one or more permissions, and replace them with the permissions of a selected user or group.

Right-click one or more of the permissions displayed in the Search Results area, and choose Replace.
In the Select Group or User area, select a group or user whose permissions will be used as the replacement.
You can select from the Account Selection Chooser area. The name displays in the Group or User box.
You can select a domain from the Domain list. By default, only the groups display. To include users in the list, click Show Users. Select a group or user from the list. The name displays in the Group or User box.
You can type a group or user name in the Group or User box or click Advanced User Selection to select a group or user name from a list.


Managing security

With Security Explorer®, administrators can back up and restore their NTFS permissions, providing the ability to recover permissions. Additionally, permissions can be exported for reporting and backup.


Backing up security

Before modifying any security permissions, make a backup in case you need to restore the permissions to their original state. You also can back up permissions on files for which you do not have access. As long as you are an administrator, or have the Backup files and directories user right, you can back up and restore permissions on all files, which is helpful when backing up and restoring a user's home directories.

NTFS Security

Security Explorer NTFS Backup File


Registry Security

Security Explorer Registry Backup File


Share Security

Security Explorer Share Backup File


Printer Security

Security Explorer Printers Backup File


SharePoint Security

Security Explorer SharePoint Backup File


SQL Server Security

Security Explorer SQL Backup File


Exchange Security

Security Explorer Exchange Backup File


Active Directory Security

Security Explorer Active Directory Backup File



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