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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

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

*.sec /*.tmp

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



Using the Browse tab to back up security

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.
Select Security | Backup Security.
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.
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.

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.
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.
Open the Tasks tab.
Click Backup.
Click Add to add additional paths.
Click Browse to locate and name a backup file.
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