Identify corrupted inheritance

Background / Value

Broken ACLs (Access Control Lists) interfere with the NTFS inheritance on the fileserver. The consequences: The subdirectory does not get the correctly inherited permissions, even though the inheritance is enabled.

ARM shows you broken ACLs in a report.


Related features

Remove corrupted inheritance


Step-by-step process

  1. Select "Resources".
  2. Select the desired file server.
  3. Click on "Report".
  4. Select "report on all sub-directories with different access rights".


  1. You can name the report and add a comment.
  2. You can change the range of the report.
  3. Start the report creation.


Open the .XLS file with Excel.

  1. Select the tab of the selected resource
  2. Select the third line and add a filter.


  1. Activate the column "inheritance corrupted" by selecting "yes".
  2. The results show the directories with defective ACLs.