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Does someone know a tool that allows to delete orphaned SIDs on a fileserver without the need for any scripting?

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@SvenW I'm 85% certain this can be done with PowerShell, giving him a script would probably be as good as a tool... (and Thomas: Don't be afraid of scripting. Microsoft FINALLY gave you PowerShell - A scripting language that doesn't suck - You should use it as much as practical) – voretaq7 Feb 29 '12 at 16:20
Übersetzung von @voretaq7's Kommentar: Ich bin 85% sicher, daß sowas mit PowerShell möglich sein sollte, und ein passendes Skript wäre so gut wie ein Tool. (Thomas: Keine Angst vorm Scripting. Microsoft hat uns ENDLICH mit PowerShell eine vernünftige Script-Sprache geliefert und man sollte sie nutzen, wo es nur Sinn macht). – Sven Feb 29 '12 at 17:53

You could download SubInACL.

You can use the following format to clean out orpahned SID's


If you want this done automagically you can create a script, though I have never done so myself.

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