Easy way to list ACL information on a File or Registry Keys

PowerShell offers great commands and helps in save a lot of time in performing daily routine tasks. One of them is to list permissions on a file/folder or a registry key.

To list permissions assigned on a folder:

  • Get-ACL C:\Temp

To list permissions on a file and format the output with specified attributes:

  • Get-Acl C:\Temp\Test.log | Format-List -Property PSPath, Sddl

To get permissions on a registry key:

  • Get-Acl -Path HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control | Format-List

About Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services. He is specialized in Directory Services, Microsoft Clustering, Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange and has been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he offers technical help by writing tips and articles. Nirmal can be reached at [email protected].

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