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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 Browse tab to back up security

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Open the Browse tab.
Acceptable objects are Enterprise Scopes, volumes, folders, shares, or Active Directory® objects. Files cannot be backed up individually, but can be backed up within the parent folder.
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Select Security | Backup Security.
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In the Backup File Name box, browse to locate a path and name the backup file.
IMPORTANT: SharePoint Security module only. It is strongly recommended that root backup objects do not inherit permissions from their parents.
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To add additional paths, click Add to browse for a path.
Type the full path name in the New Path box, and click Add. Available only in the NTFS Security module.
Click Load to load a previously saved Security Explorer Backup List (*.bkn) file. Not available in the Registry Security, SharePoint Security, SQL Server Security, Exchange Security, and Active Directory Security modules.

Recurse all subfolders and files for supplied paths

Available only in NTFS Security module. By default, all subfolders and files in the selected path are backed up.

To select the level to which the subfolders and files are backed up, clear the check box, and type a number in the (Depth) box.

Perform a check/repair inheritance operation before executing backup

Available only in NTFS Security module. Select to check and repair inheritance before backing up the selected paths.

Include System Access Control List (SACL) in backup

Available only in NTFS Security module. Select to include System Access Control List in the backup.

File Filter | Wildcard

Node Filter | Wildcard

Not available in the Registry Security, SharePoint Security, SQL Server Security, Exchange Security, and Active Directory modules. To back up only specified file types, type a value, such as *.exe, in the Wildcard box.

Backup Scheduler | Job Name

Not available in the Registry Security and SharePoint Security modules. To schedule the backup, type a name for the backup job in the Job Name box, and click Schedule. See Scheduling a backup.

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To save the list of paths to a Security Explorer Backup List (*.bkn) file for reuse, click Save. Not available in the Registry Security, SharePoint Security, SQL Server Security, Exchange, and Active Directory Security modules.
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Click Backup Security. See Completing a process.

Using the Backup task

The Backup task provides a quick way to back up selected paths. For more options, click Switch to Security Explorer Classic (Advanced). See Using the Browse tab to back up security.

NOTE: The Tasks tab is hidden by default. To display the Tasks tab, select View | Tasks tab.
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Open the Tasks tab.
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Click Backup.
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Click Add to add additional paths.
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Click Browse to locate and name a backup file.

Scheduling a backup

If you would prefer to run the backup at a set time, schedule it as a Windows® task.

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Type a name for the job in the Job Name box, and click Schedule.
The Schedule a Backup dialog box opens. Depending on if the backup job is local or remote, the appropriate option is selected.

Local Backups

If the backup paths are local, the Create single scheduled task on local machine check box is selected. The Job Name, Wildcard, and Backup Name carry over from the previous screen.

In the Account box, browse to locate an account under which to run the backup. If you do not enter an account, the backup runs under the local system account.

Remote Backups

If the backup paths are on remote computers, select Create separate scheduled task(s) on remote machine(s). The Job Name, Wildcard, and Backup Name carry over from the previous screen.

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Double-click a job, or select a job, and click Edit. The Edit dialog box opens displaying the Job Name, Wildcard, and Backup Name from the previous screen.
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In the Account box, browse to locate an account under which to run the backup.
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Click Yes to continue.
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To schedule the task, click Schedule. The task is assigned the default run time of Weekly, every Monday at midnight.

Using the backup scheduler

The Backup Scheduler provides a convenient place in which to create, edit, and delete backup jobs.

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Select Security | Backup Scheduler.
The Backup Scheduler Task List box lists the currently defined backup jobs in ascending alphabetical order by computer name.
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Click Schedule.
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Click Close.
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