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Microsoft KB Archive/105238

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NET ACCESS Functionality in Resource Kit Utility PERMS

Article ID: 105238

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • MSPRESS Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit 3.1

This article was previously published under Q105238


The NET ACCESS command that was available in Microsoft LAN Manager 2.x and is used to display or change a user's permissions for a shared directory is not a valid command in Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server. The PERMS utility in the Windows NT Resource Kit provides the functionality of viewing user's access permissions.


PERMS.EXE is used to display users' access permissions for a specified file or set of files. To use PERMS, you need Backup Files And Directories privileges on the computer where the files are stored, and you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group for the domain or computer where the user account is defined. Otherwise, "Access denied" messages may occur.

To use PERMS:

At the command prompt (CMD.EXE), type PERMS with the appropriate switches:

   perms [ACCOUNT] [PATH] [/I] [/S]



   Name of the user whose permissions are to be checked, in the
   format domain\username or computer\username or local username.


   The name of a file or directory in any legal format, including
   UNC (\\). You can use the * or ? wild cards.


   Indicates that PERMS is to assume that account is interactively
   logged on to the computer where path resides. Without this
   parameter, PERMS assumes the user is logged on over the network
   and is a member of the Network security group.


   Checks permissions on files in subdirectories.


   Displays help for the PERMS command.

Additional query words: prodnt reskit

Keywords: kbnetwork KB105238