Missing object properties

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  • #114628

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    The following command returns an object for the folder ACL

    Get-Acl -Path $env:TEMP

    The object type is System.Security.AccessControl.DirectorySecurity
    MS Docs lists amongst other properties AccessRulesModified and AuditRulesModified. With Get-Members i find the methodes ModifyAccessRule and ModifyAuditRule, but not the mentioned properties:

    Get-Acl -Path $env:TEMP | Get-Member -Name '*modify*' -force
       TypeName: System.Security.AccessControl.DirectorySecurity
    Name             MemberType Definition                                                                                   
    ----             ---------- ----------                                                                                   
    ModifyAccessRule Method     bool ModifyAccessRule(System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlModification modification...
    ModifyAuditRule  Method     bool ModifyAuditRule(System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlModification modification,...

    How can i access the missing properties?

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    As you can see from the documentation pages on those particular properties, these are not public properties, they are protected — this means that only the object itself or objects inheriting from this type can access these properties.


    They are not missing, merely hidden and tucked away because they aren't intended to be accessible. 🙂

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