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Scope Action – How to report on NTFS permissions via Scope Actions or Custom Actions

Goverlan can report on the NTFS Access Control lists of a Windows folder.

**This feature requires Goverlan v8.01.06 or higher.

Disclaimer:

**These tutorials are for demonstration purposes. Please test all Scope Actions before deploying them into production.**

  1. If you have never created a Scope Action before, please refer to the below video and the Scope Action Creation Basics article for more information.
  2. Navigate to the following: Add \ Remove –> Report Computer Property –> File System Permissions –> Manage Accessible Directories
  3. Add the path to be queried.
    Please note:

    If you are trying to query a network share, you must place the absolute path as it appears locally on the machine that is hosting the share.
    IE: C:\CompanyData\Share\SpecialFolder as opposed to \\Servername\SpecialFolder

  4. Go back to Add \ Remove and find the appropriate report items.

Run this scope action to report on the NTFS permissions. Here is a sample report.

Using Conditions to find the permissions of a specific user or group

Add the following condition into the action module detect the permissions of specific user or group.

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