I hope someone can help...
I want to find a way to visualise security groups and their members, and be able to show that to users in a simple format for discussion. I have a simple matrix in Excel that does the trick - showing users against groups and groups against folders. What I'd like is a simple way to get the data out of AD or Windows Explorer as text.
So far I have gone to Windows Explorer, right-click file/folder > properties > security > Edit (Permissions); then screenshot the pages of groups that are applied to that folder.
- I then type these groups into Excel.
- I do similar to get members of groups.
What I'd like if anyone knows is a way to extract the info as text: members of groups and groups applied to folders or files - either from AD or Windows Explorer or wherever. I'm not an expert by any means, so you may have to dumb it down a little.
The next thing will be to get a tool that shows me for a group, what files and folders it is applied to. To be able to SEE all this info would be amazing - we currently rely heavily on the knowledge of certain staff, as we just can't extract the info to be able to visualize it.
We really should rationalize our groups too.
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