NTFS Permissions Reporter Updates

July 1, 2015 — Leave a comment

Over the last few weeks we have released updates for one of our most popular tools, NTFS Permissions Reporter. Here are the details of the changes in the new versions:

To download the latest version of the program, please go to Help –> Check For Updates, from within the program itself.

NTFS Permissions Reporter – Changes between version 1.5 and 2.0

    • Main window menu redesign
    • New command line usage – use the GUI to generate XML file containing all command line settings rather than using individual command line arguments for every option
    • Alternate credentials can now be specified and will be used for accessing folders, SID lookups, and for getting group members from AD
    • Added an option to exclude special folders that represent junctions and reparse points (e.g “C:\Documents and Settings” on Vista and above)
    • When performing report comparisons, instead of only being able to select one root folder if a report had been run against several shares, there is now an option to compare all root folders at once
    • Members of local groups are now retrieved when you use the option to get group members
    • The description of each account/group is now shown in the results
    • Added an option to specify whether or not filters based on account/group should be classed as a match when the Everyone group or Authenticated Users group is found in permissions
    • In HTML exports, permissions are now highlighted in different colours in the same way they are in Excel exports
    • Export to Excel XLS (97-2003) format
    • Export to HTML in tree format
    • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect values to be displayed for the “Apply To” field on permissions entries in some scenarios
    • Filters can be saved to file and loaded back in to the program at a later date separately from report settings
    • Filter conditions can be edited instead of having to remove them and add again
    • Added an option to wrap text on to multiple lines for long values in Excel exports
    • Excluded Accounts window has an option to exclude disabled accounts, so all disabled accounts will be excluded even if they would only be shown due to group membership
    • Report comparisons can be performed via command line and automatically exported and emailed
    • Fixed a bug that caused account details and group members not to be retrieved if a Foreign Security Principal had the same SID as an account or group had in its SID History attribute
    • Invalid XML characters will now be ignored when exporting to Excel XLSX file
    • Fixed a bug that caused Special permissions to not be shown in the Simple Permissions view when Modify permissions were also being shown in the same permission entry

NTFS Permissions Reporter – Changes between version 2.0 and 2.1.1 (latest version)

    • Improved SID to username translation when using remote computers for SID lookups
    • Added filter functionality for finding directories where a specified account does not exist in permissions list (optionally checking group members as well)
    • Multiple excluded directories can now be added at once by importing from txt/csv file
    • Added support for using /export argument to specify export file path when /CmdConfig argument is used to specify all other export settings for command line task
    • Removed background blur of main window when opening dialog windows
    • Fixed a bug with the “permissions identical to parent folder” filter that caused it to incorrectly class some folders as having identical permissions
    • Fixed a bug that caused local group membership enumeration to fail if the group contained members from externally trusted domains
    • Fixed a bug that caused error messages about accounts from the BUILTIN and NT AUTHORITY domains to be shown in some scenarios



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