PowerShell & File Shares



    Name: Windows Share Access Tester


    Description: Goes to a parent network share and tests access to subfolders.


    Purpose: Find shares that are not locked down and all Domain Users have Access to.




    Create a user account on the Domain that is only member of Domain Users


    Log in with the user account and run script against parent file Share.


    The script pulls a list of Sub-Dir and then tries to access each sub-dir


    If the user account can access sub-dir it is exported to txt file.




# UNC Parent File Share Path

$PathtoCheck = "\\Servername\ParentShare"


# Goes down one level and grabs subdirectories

$DirList=Get-ChildItem $PathtoCheck -Directory | Select -ExpandProperty Name


# Da Loop

Foreach($Path in $DirList){  


    #Null Variable



    #Test Access to Sub-Dir

    $Child=Get-ChildItem "$PathtoCheck\$Path" -Directory -ErrorAction Continue | Select -ExpandProperty Name


    #If Dir Inaccessbile

    If($Child -eq $NULL){           

        Write-Host "Access OK"


        #If Dir Was Accessible            

        "$PathtoCheck\$Path `t Directory Accessible" | Tee-Object C:\temp\Dir-Check6.txt -Append