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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

Managing permissions

To help you manage security, Security Explorer® is organized into modules, which organize the permissions that are available to manage. First, click the module button that matches the permissions you want to manage. For ease of use, each module functions similarly, although menu choices and buttons may vary from module to module.

Topics:

Viewing permissions

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Open the Browse tab.
Open the Tasks tab, and click View Permissions.
NOTE: The Tasks tab is hidden by default. To display the Tasks tab, select View | Tasks tab.
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Select an item in the Navigation pane. The location displays in the Path box. The Objects pane displays objects along with the extended information. Depending on how far you drill down in the navigation tree, you may need to select an object in the Objects pane to view permissions.
NOTE: SharePoint Security module only. To add a URL to the Favorites list, type the URL in the Path box, and click Go.

Granting permissions

You can grant permissions to users and groups without affecting any other user's permissions. First, choose the permissions to grant, and select a user or group. You can grant different permissions for several users and groups with one operation. In the NTFS Security module, you can create a schedule to temporarily grant a permission.

The type of permission granted depends on the selected module. For example, if you want to grant permissions for a printer, open the Printer Security module.

There are two methods for granting permissions:

Using the Browse tab to grant permissions

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Open the Browse tab.
Type a path in the Path box, and click Go.
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Select Security | Grant Permissions.
Click , click Grant on the Control Buttons Bar; or right-click the object or permission, and choose Grant Permissions.
The Grant Folder Permissions dialog box displays the path, and the associated groups and users for the current object. The navigation tree is hidden by default. To view the navigation tree, click 4.
To return the full list to view, click Reset. The list returns to full view the next time you open Grant Permissions.
To display users in the list, click Show Users. To return the list to show only groups, click Refresh.
If you select Special, a Permission tab specific to the module opens. You also can open the tab by clicking Advanced Permission Selection. The Permission tab displays the permissions based on the selection in the Permission list. If you make any changes, the Permission type changes to Special with the selected permissions in parenthesis.
NTFS security module only. Selecting the List Folder Contents permission grants a Read and Execute permission, but excludes files. The scope for Read and Execute includes files; the scope for List Folder Contents excludes files.
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Windows Server® 2012 or Windows® 8 only. In the Conditions box, you can type a condition expression or click Condition Selection to build an expression.
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From the Applies To list, select how to apply the permissions.
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From the Action list, select whether to replace or add to the group/user’s current permissions.
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To add the group/user to the List of users and groups to grant list, click Add.
Table 1. Grant options

Overwrite ALL permissions with the groups and users listed below (use with caution)

Select to overwrite the permissions on the selected folders, subfolders, and/or files with the specified permissions.

Include protected objects (objects with ‘Inherit Permissions from Parent’ disabled)

Select to grant permissions on protected objects.

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NTFS Security module only. You can temporarily grant this permission by creating a schedule.
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Click Schedule.
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Click Yes to open the task.
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On the Triggers tab, click New.
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Click OK. The Granting Permissions box displays the progress. See Completing a process.
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