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Moving files to a new file server

Posted on 2004-04-10
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We have had our company documents, up to this time, on our PDC.  We have  put in a permanant file server and want to move our existing Directory structure anf files onto the new file server.  How can we move these and keep the security settings that are set currently.  There are far too many to pratically do this manually.  A normal copy does not copy the security settings.

I have seen software that does this but $600 is more money than we want to spen for this one need.  If it was something we did a lot of then we could justify it.  Surely Microsoft in all their 'wisdom' have planned for this situation.  

Anyone know how?
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The cheapest solution: xcopy /o ... will copy the ACLs of the files as well.
The better solution, especially if you copy large amounts of data, is certainly robocopy.exe. This is included in the NT4 or W2k Resource Kit. If you're using Windows XP or Server 2003, you can use the Server 2003 Resource Kit. For detailed information about robocopy.exe, have a look robocopy.doc in the install directory.
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en
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