Download GSD

GSD (Get Service DACL) gives you the DACL (Discretionary Access Control List) of any service you specify as a command line option.

Usage instructions

Download the exe file and run it from the Command Prompt. It will give you the instructions you need. The service name to give as a parameter is the same name as you can see in the services applet in the control panel. GSD only works if your account is in the Administrators group.

Questions and answers

Q: How do I redirect or stop the output?

A: You can redirect the output to a file by appending for example "> file.txt" at the end of what you write at the Command Prompt. You can stop the output by appending "| more".

Q: What do you mean by "the DACL of a service"?

A: All services have corresponding DACL's which control access to them - services are securable objects in Windows NT. This isn't the same thing as the permissions set on the services registry keys, but instead, permissions set on the services as objects.

Q: When I double-click on the file a window comes up and disappears immediately. What's wrong?

A: You must run the file from a Command Prompt.