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With permission sets often overlapping
between shares and NTFS, permission problems can sometimes be
tricky to track down. In an effort to provide some simplicity while
still maintaining some semblance of security, some organizations
just provide Full Access permissions for shares and limit
individual NTFS permissions.

Organizations that aren’t comfortable with this
approach need tools to help them along the way. One of the tools
from the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, Server Share Check, can
help in these efforts.

Server Share Check lists all shares from a
specified server. It also enumerates the users and groups that have
access as well as the level of access that each has.

Server Share Check also works on Windows 2000
and Windows XP machines. You can
download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit
from Microsoft’s
Web site. The filename is Srvcheck.exe.

Keep in mind that this tool only displays
unhidden shares. The four possible sharing permissions listed are
No Access, Read (read files and execute programs), Change (read,
execute, modify, and delete items), and Full Control.

Here’s an example:

C:\>srvcheck \\w2k3

                Everyone                Read

                Everyone                Read

                Everyone                Read