Managing Security

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Eric Graham, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Eric Graham

    Eric Graham Guest

    Is there any software (inexpensive software) that would basically do
    security audits on shared folders and files? I want to be able to print up
    security settings for shared folders and files so I can easily see where I
    need to modify my settings.

    Thanks
    Eric
     
    Eric Graham, Jun 25, 2004
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  2. Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\), Jun 25, 2004
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  3. Eric Graham

    Roger Abell Guest

    You are perhaps tackling this backwards, and in a
    way that swims upstream.

    With Windows you need to examine the filesystem
    to see what its permissioning is. That is problematic.
    The are some tools that can ease this, like Somarsoft's
    DumpSec http://www.somarsoft.com

    However, with Windows you also can define filesystem
    security templates that state how storage should be
    permissioned. Then you can use these to compare
    what is to what the template states should be, and also
    you can use these to make the permissions as the template
    defines.

    Swimming with the current, one examines what one stores,
    maps how it should be permissioned, does some storage
    rearrangement to simplify variations of permissions, and
    then define the templates with the security configuration
    toolset (the Templates and the Sec Config and Analysis
    snap-ins for MMC).

    Starting with your existing, make a first guess as to how
    it should be permissioned, state that in a template, then
    analyze and see how what you have differs from what
    you stated. Iterate, and close in on what you want.
     
    Roger Abell, Jun 26, 2004
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