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May 18 2014   12:44PM GMT

Share Permissions – adding a Deny permission

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


Modifying the Add-SharePermission function to enable the application of Deny permissions is a simple matter of adding a switch parameter –deny and modifying the way the AcreType is set:

#requires -Version 3.0

function Add-SharePermission {


param (



[string]$domain = $env:COMPUTERNAME,




[ValidateSet(“Read”, “Change”, “FullControl”)]

[string]$permission = “Read”,

[string]$computername = $env:COMPUTERNAME,



switch ($permission) {

‘Read’ {$accessmask = 1179817}

‘Change’ {$accessmask = 1245631}

‘FullControl’ {$accessmask = 2032127}


$tclass = [wmiclass]”\\$computername\root\cimv2:Win32_Trustee”

$trustee = $tclass.CreateInstance()

$trustee.Domain = $domain

$trustee.Name = $trusteeName

$aclass = [wmiclass]”\\$computername\root\cimv2:Win32_ACE”

$ace = $aclass.CreateInstance()

$ace.AccessMask = $accessmask

$ace.AceFlags = 0

if ($deny)


$ace.AceType = 1




$ace.AceType = 0


$ace.Trustee = $trustee

$shss = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalShareSecuritySetting -Filter “Name=’$sharename'” -ComputerName $computername

$sd = Invoke-WmiMethod -InputObject $shss -Name GetSecurityDescriptor |

select -ExpandProperty Descriptor

$sclass = [wmiclass]”\\$computername\root\cimv2:Win32_SecurityDescriptor”

$newsd = $sclass.CreateInstance()

$newsd.ControlFlags = $sd.ControlFlags

foreach ($oace in $sd.DACL){$newsd.DACL += $oace}

$newsd.DACL += $ace

$share = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalShareSecuritySetting -Filter “Name=’$sharename'” -ComputerName $computername


} # end function

The hard work is done by this part of the code:

if ($deny)


$ace.AceType = 1




$ace.AceType = 0


where the value of AceType is set to 1 for deny and 0 for allow.

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