John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.


Access Based Directory Enumeration - Download now on

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Following my blogcast in February and subsequently posting the markShareforABDE tool for download a few days later, the official download is now available. There's a GUI thrown in as well for good measure for those who try to steer clear of the command prompt. The landing page for the download links is here. There are three versions depending on your processor architecture - i386, AMD64 or IA64. In a nutshell, Access based enumeration (previously known as Access Based Directory Enumeration) hides files and folders for which users do not have rights to see on network shares.

Remember though, Access Based (Directory) Enumeration only works on servers running Windows Server 2003 SP1.


  • My colleague Bruce over in Canada picked up this scoop from MMS.  So Indy now has a name. System...

  • it may be me but it doesn't seem downloadable??

  • Is it the download itself which doesn't work (as in hanging etc.), or can you download but not install. Also, can you let me know which version it is - i386/AMD64/IA64.

  • John, I was having problems with the i386 link on the actual Microsoft webpage. HOWEVER,(!!) I have just tried again and all is well (red with embarrassment!).
    By the way, I really enjoy your blogs, they deal nicely with everything Microsoft I love. Keep up the quality blogging!

  • Following todays webcast on Windows Server 2003 SP1, here's the blogcast on Access Based Enueration I...

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