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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Check for the Presence or Absence of a Text File?

Share this post: (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)   (image) Hey, Scripting Guy! We use text files in special folders to determine if we have performed an operation on a computer. For example, we might install a piece of software on a computer. While it is ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Clean Up File Names?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a number of files that were manually created by various people in a common folder. Unfortunately, they did not follow a specific naming convention as well as they should, and as a result they do not sort very well. Some people preceded the file names with the word “File,” and others appended their ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Remove Specific Folder Access Rights on a Per-User Basis?

Share this post: (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) Hey, Scripting Guy! There is this guy at work…well, actually he used to be at work and that is the problem. He left the company. The way security has been implemented at our company, I have to check ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Apply Security Settings for One Folder to Many Other Folders?

Share this post: (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Our company is in the process of obtaining the ISO 20000 certification for IT service management and as a result it seems we have to have documentation and processes in place for ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Tell to Which Folders a User Has Been Granted or Denied Access?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out what folders a user has specifically been granted or denied access to. I do not need the specific rights that were granted. I only need to find out where the user was specifically granted or denied access. The reason for this is I am trying to clean up permissions on some of our shared ...