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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

Modifying group memberships

If you select two or more groups, you can add or remove a user from multiple groups at one time.

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Open the Group and User Management module.
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Open the Tasks tab.
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Click Groups Content.
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Click Add, and select one or more groups.
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Click View. The Group Contents window opens.
NOTE: To open the Group Contents window from the Browse tab, select a type of group in the Navigation pane, select one or more groups in the Objects pane, and select Tools | Display Group Contents.

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Right-click a single group or a selection of groups in the Objects pane, and choose Display Group Contents.

You also can access Group Contents by clicking Contents on the Control Button Bar in the NTFS Security, Share Security, Registry Security, Printer Security, and Service Security modules. See Managing group memberships.

To access Group Contents from Properties, click Contents on the Property window. See Modifying group and user properties.

Add

Add members to the selected group.

Remove

Remove selected members from the selected group.

Refresh

Refresh the list after adding or removing a member.

Print

Print the list.

Save

Save the list as a .txt file.

Show Group Contents

View the members of a selected group.

Show Memberships

Show the groups of which the selected group or user is a member.

Close

Close the Group contents box.

Viewing group and user memberships

Use the User/Group Membership advanced task to view the groups of which a selected group or user is a member. You can print or save the list of groups.

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Open the Group and User Management module.
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Open the Tasks tab.
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Click User/Group Membership.
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Type an account name, or click Advanced selection, and select an account.
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Click View. The Group Memberships window displays the groups to which the selected account belongs. You can print the list or save it as a .txt file.
NOTE: To access the Group Memberships window from the Browse tab, select a type of group or user in the Navigation pane, select a group or user in the Objects pane, and select Tools | Display Memberships.

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Right-click a group or user in the Objects pane, and choose Display Memberships.

Changing user passwords

TIP: To help you easily change the passwords of local administrator accounts, use the Search module. On the Group/User Search Criteria tab, select Search for local administrator accounts, and run the search. Right-click the results and choose Change Passwords. See Group and user search criteria.
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Open the Group and User Management module.
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Open the Tasks tab.
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Click Change Password.
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Click Add, and select one or more users.
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Click OK. The Set Password box displays.
NOTE: To access the Set Password box from the Browse tab, right-click one or more user accounts in the Objects pane, and choose Change Password.

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Click Change Password from the Properties box of a user. See Modifying group and user properties.

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Type a new password, or click Generate to generate a random password.
To copy the password to the clipboard, click Copy. You can then paste the password into a document for safe keeping or an email to notify users.
Select Generate a different random password to generate random passwords for multiple users. The passwords and account names are saved to ChangedPasswords.log, which you can find in the Security Explorer® installation folder. Be aware that this file is overwritten each time you generate new random passwords.
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To create a log file listing each account with its new password, select Log the change password result. The account names and passwords are saved to ChangedPasswordsResults.log, which you can find in the Security Explorer installation folder. Be aware that this file is overwritten each time you change passwords.
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Click Yes.
TIP: To help you see which passwords were not reset, check the Password last change date column in the Object and Search Results panes.

Modify memberships of multiple local groups

Use the Bulk Change Members advanced task to add members into multiple local groups on different computers or to remove members from these local groups.

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Open the Group and User Management module.
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Open the Tasks tab.
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Click Bulk Change Members.
NOTE: From the Browse tab, select Tools | Bulk Change Group Contents, or right-click in the Navigation or Objects pane, and choose Bulk Change Group Contents.
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Click Add to select computers.
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Click Add to select the members to add or remove.
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