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Viewing the ACL for an Object

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to view the access control list (ACL) for an object in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

The following example demonstrates how to view the ACL for the user TempUser. In the following example, AD is the name of the Active Directory PowerShell drive that is connected to AD DS:

(Get-ACL 'AD:\CN=TempUser,CN=Users,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com').Access | ft IdentityReference,AccessControlType -A

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ACL, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ACL –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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