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Security Explorer 9.9 - 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

Service and task search criteria

The Service Security and Task Management modules have Predefined Searches that you can use to quickly search for services/tasks and permissions. In addition, you can add multiple criteria by clicking Add Criteria for each criterion.

To delete a criterion, right-click the criterion on the Search tab, and choose Delete Search Item.

Group and user search criteria

Applies to Group and User Management Security module only.

Group/User Name

Full Name



You can search for a group or user name, a full name, text in the comment, or the SID. You can use wildcards to search. Browse for a group or user, or click Advanced Group/User Selection.

NOTE: One of the fields returned with the search results is Last Logon. Security Explorer® queries the Primary Domain Controller (PDC). In environments with multiple domain controllers, the PDC may or may not have the latest logon data for the user at the time you submit your search request.

Search for local administrator accounts

Select to return local administrator accounts. This is a convenient method to quickly locate accounts when you need to change passwords. Once the search is finished, right-click on the account, and choose Change Password.

Search for groups

Search for users

By default, both groups and users are searched. To remove a criterion, clear the check box.

Return only group members

Select to return only members of the specified group. Selecting this option may slow search performance.

Search for disabled accounts

Select to search for disabled accounts. Disabled accounts are indicated with a red X.

Advanced search options

Applies to Group and User Management Security module only.

Include group memberships

By default, group memberships are not included in the search. If you want group memberships included in the search, select this check box.

Return all results

Active only when the include group memberships check box is selected. By default all results are returned.

Return only parent groups which contain the specified group/user account

Active only when the include group memberships check box is selected. Select to return only the parent groups that contain the groups/users being searched for.

Return only groups which DO NOT contain the specified group/user account

Active only when the include group memberships check box is selected. Select to return only groups that do not contain the groups/users being searched for.

Registry key search criteria

Applies to Registry Security module only.

From the list of search results, you can easily manage registry keys. You can add a new registry key, delete an existing registry key, or modify the values of a selected registry key. Right-click a registry key, and choose New Registry Key, Delete Registry Key, or Display Registry Values. See Managing registry keys.


Use * to match any number of characters. Use ? to match any single character. The search is not case sensitive.

Invert results set

Select to search for permissions other than those specified. For example, if you are searching for Write (W), the search results return all permissions except Write (W).

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