If your a farm administrator with 100’s of sites and users (or more) you’ll know that managing permissions to all of those resources can be headache, especially when your users like to break site inheritance on lists and libraries. One of my common problems is users breaking inheritance on a list and then displaying the list on the home page of a site. They add a new user to the site and the user now gets an “Access Denied” message when they go to the home page. Now you have to go through every list and library hunting for the magic list with broken inheritance.
I’ve been looking for a simple product that would solve this problem by showing me the objects in a site that do not inherit site permissions but had not found anything, until now. 🙂
Check out the SharePoint Access Checker Web Part on CodePlex! It’s not only a web part but also adds a few items to the site settings. (And includes all of the source code. Thanks CodePlex.)
I’ve done some preliminary testing and it works great! Highly recommended.