name = SetACL

caption =
developer = Helge Klein
latest_release_version = 2.0.3
latest_release_date = 7 May, 2008
operating_system = Microsoft Windows
genre = Utility software
license = Freeware
website = []

SetACL is a free software utility for manipulating security descriptors on Microsoft Windows. [ [ SetACL Documentation basics] ] It is available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) as a command line utility and as an ActiveX component.


This list of features is taken from the main sourceforge article. [ [ SetACL Windows permission management] ]
* Supports the following object types on Windows 2000, XP, Vista
**NTFS files and directories
**registry keys
**Active Directory objects
**network shares
* Manages permissions on local or remote systems in domains or workgroups.
* Sets multiple permissions for multiple users or groups in a single command.
* Controls how permissions are inherited.
* List, backup and restore permissions.
* All operations work on a single object or recursively on a directory or registry tree.
* Set the owner to any user or group.
* Unicode support.
* Remove, replace or copy a user or group from an ACL.
* Fast performance due to time consuming steps such as recursing a large file system are performed only once.
* Filter out object names not to be processed.


To set 'change' permissions on the directory 'C:angela' for user 'brian' in domain 'dom1'.

SetACL.exe -on "C:angela" -ot file -actn ace -ace "n:dom1rian;p:change"

An example of its use from AutoIt can be found [ here]

hort history

*March 2001 SetACL program 0.x development begins
*December 2002 SetACL program 2.x development begins
*April 2003 2.0 beta 1 released
*July 2003 2.0 final released
*September 2003 released - Remove, replace or copy all Access Control Entries (ACEs) belonging to users or groups of a specified domain.
*January 2004 2.0.2 released - ActiveX support. can be used from any language that supports COM including AutoIt, Visual Basic, Perl, VBScript.
*May 2008 2.0.3 released - x64 support


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