Announcing SetACL Studio – The Power of SetACL in a Great UI

SetACL is well-known as a powerful and versatile tool for managing permissions in nearly all corners of the Windows operating system. In fact it is so powerful that the command-line options may be overwhelming at first. But, hey, power comes at a price, right?

Wrong. While it is nearly impossible to pack tons of features into a command-line program without the command line becoming complex, the same is not true for GUI applications.

So, without further ado, here is the first glimpse of SetACL Studio, a graphical permission management tool based on the SetACL engine:

You may notice that it shows you parts of the system that are normally inaccessible to mere mortals. It also deals with very long file system paths, and it sets permissions on files, folders, registry keys, printers, shares, services and even WMI objects. But that is not even the best part.

The best part is that all that power comes … in a friendly and extremely easy to use user interface. No need to click five times just to see the owner of an object. All the relevant data is on one page and can be modified with a single click.

A beta version will be available soon. Check for details.


7 Responses to Announcing SetACL Studio – The Power of SetACL in a Great UI

  1. badboy50208 June 20, 2011 at 18:38 #

    when will this be available to download it sounds like just what I have been searching for!!! can i get a beta release??

    • Helge June 20, 2011 at 20:05 #

      Expect a public beta in one month or so, and the final release not too long after that.
      Glad you like it ;-)

  2. Jef June 23, 2011 at 22:21 #

    Hi Helge,

    this looks really fantastic :). I cannot wait to test this tool.
    I have few questions:

    – can it handle Active Directory ->to filter users, groups from AD on ntfs permission level
    – handling shared folders
    – import ntfs permissions from txt file
    – handling local users/groups
    – same functionality like your command line tool


    • Helge June 26, 2011 at 15:45 #

      That are many questions ;-)
      With SetACL Studio, my primary goal is simplicity. Although eventually I am sure it will surpass the command line SetACL’s functionality for the initial version I am focusing on the user interface: making complicated things simple. For everything else please wait for the beta version.

  3. Luis Claudio Dias dos Santos June 30, 2011 at 05:06 #

    It´s a dream becoming true! Thank you very much!

  4. Mark December 19, 2011 at 01:34 #

    Looks like a really cool tool, looking forward to trying it. Many thanks for your efforts.

  5. Henrik May 15, 2019 at 08:16 #

    Can I manage Audit ACL With these tool – or have U some other tool for Audit-ACL ?

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