Adding/Removing Users For Permissions in XP

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QUESTION :

I have some specific folders that I grant members of my team permissions to. So I’ll share a specific folder and add them as permissions. But after they are done I usually remove them from the list of permitted users.

I was wondering if it’s possible to setup a bat file to achieve this, to make my life easier. I was wondering if WMI or powershell has those kinds of capabilities.

Just curious.

Thanks.

ANSWER :

What you are looking for are “Get-ACL” and “Set-ACL”. They are your one stop shop for permission control. I even found a quick few tutorial on how to use it to add security settings. You basically export the current ACL to an object, modify the object, and then overwrite the permissions set on the object.

http://blog.netnerds.net/2007/07/powershell-set-acl-does-not-appear-to-work/

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johan/archive/2008/10/01/powershell-editing-permissions-on-a-file-or-folder.aspx

Hope that helps.

I suggest to add your team in a group and add that group to that folder. So when you want to take them out, you just delete the group from that folder’s permission list.

That’s what I’d do since I’m not a script guru.

You can still use the built-in command cacls.exe on Windows XP to chance permissions on files and folders. Use a batch file for recurring use. This may be easier than using Powershell if you are not very familiar with it.

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