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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Accessing Security Descriptors

As an administrator, some of the most important tasks you perform have to do with configuring and maintaining file-system security. PowerShell makes this easy by providing a simple set of commands for viewing and configuring security descriptors. If you save a transcript of your work or use a script to perform the work, you can easily duplicate your efforts on one computer on other computers in the enterprise.

Commands for Working with Security Descriptors

Commands that help you access file resources include the following:

  • Get-Acl. Gets objects that represent the security descriptor of a file, registry key, or any other resource with a provider that supports the concept of security descriptors. Use –Audit to get the ...

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