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AccessChk

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: IT admin's guide to the Sysinternals suite
Contributor(s): Ben Rubenstein

AccessChk is a free Sysinternals command-line utility that shows what access a user or group of users has to a particular service, file, folder or registry key. It returns deeper results than what's available through access control lists, showing rights associated with every file and directory within a given system in order to identify permissions errors.

To use AccessChk, an administrator inputs a user or group name and an object to audit, using commands documented within the program. It is only possible to audit a single user or group at a time.

AccessChk offers similar functionality to AccessEnum, but without the graphical display.

This was last updated in April 2012

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