File servers are an essential component of every organization’s IT infrastructure. Any unintended permission changes on business-critical file servers can compromise data, causing hefty noncompliance fines and business disruptions.

 The first step in preventing privilege abuse is tracking the permissions on your Windows File Servers. Often, compliance auditors require IT admins to furnish the list of NTFS permissions granted to a group or individual user. Putting together such a list using native Active Directory (AD) tools requires PowerShell scripting, which is tedious and time-consuming. And using native AD tools to manage file server permissions for multiple objects is also a hassle. This is where ADManager Plus, a powerful share and NTFS management and reporting tool, comes in.

 ADManager Plus’ share and NTFS permissions reporter helps admins generate reports on access permissions for share and NTFS files and folders, so they can audit and recertify access to sensitive data. With this tool admins can also set fine-grained NTFS permissions with user and group-based access restrictions to ensure there is no over permissive access to sensitive files.

 Admins can also list folders over which specified accounts have permissions, and modify or revoke permissions instantaneously in case of permissions are granted to the wrong person. To reduce the risk of data loss and comply with the just-in-time access principle, admins can provide time-based access to critical files and folders.

By using ADManager Plus, you can secure your organization’s data by keeping track of all existing share and NTFS permissions assignments and modifying or removing unwanted permissions in one go. Read more about ADManager Plus’ NTFS permission management and reporting here.