I work as an IT Manager at a company, and we have a mixed Novell/Microsoft network. We are slowly phasing out the Novell portion of the network, and are dealing more and more with Microsoft permissions. The permissions options used to be complicated, but as new generations of server operating systems come around, things get easier. However, even then it is good to use some third-party utilities.
NTFS Permissions Reporter is a modern user friendly tool for reporting on directory permissions on your Windows file servers. It lets you quickly see which groups and users have access to which directories and allows you to export this information to CSV or HTML file for further reviewing.
As our network gets bigger, it is sometimes hard to keep track of who has access to what. This seems like a nice/quick way to report on permissions. I’ll definitely have to check it out!