In most cases IT administrators set permissions on folders and then all files within simply inherit permissions from their parent folder. However, sometimes files might unintentionally have inheritance disabled or they might have additional permissions on top of the inherited permissions that should not be there (this can be caused by files being moved rather than copied). So this tool has been developed to help easily locate files that are either not inheriting permissions or do not have identical permissions to their parent folder.

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A small update to add 2 useful features to this free tool. More details below

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AD Tidy 2.5 Released

September 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

This update for the Standard Edition of AD Tidy adds a large number of new features to both the client GUI and automated rules server. Details below.

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I’m often asked if I can include attributes from a user’s Terminal Services Profile tab in their AD properties in AD Info and AD Tidy, but for whatever reason MS decided to store these attributes in a very strange format so it is not easy. I’ve finally spent some time on it and got something working now and thought I would share my results (and frustration) with the rest of the community in case it helps anyone else out.

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The first version of my Active Directory permissions reporting tool has now been officially released. There are still plenty of features I will be adding in future updates but even this first version is easier to use and more powerful than other tools out there – but then I would say that wouldn’t I Smile

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