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How can I copy a subfolder from one parent folder to another parent folder, but retain the sub-folder's original permissions? Instead they inherit the new parent folder's permissions, even though I unchecked the "allow inheritable permissions" box.

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Pete Long earned 2000 total points
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use robocopy :)

To copy files and maintain they’re NTFS permissions and more importantly their ACL (Access Control List) information. You can use Robocopy (Stands for Robust Copy)

This tool in available in the NT/2000/2003/XP resource kits and can also be downloaded here,
http://www.asia-links.com/biz/download/get.asp?productid=74&file=http://teknoweb.asia-links.com/download/robocopy.zip
Or direct from Microsoft (Full 2003 resource kit)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en

ROBOCOPY.exe usage and syntax
http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
ROBOCOPY.exe (Win XP & .Net Resource Kit ) adds more functionality
http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopyXP.html
0609 » A better way to replicate.
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBB/tip0600/rh0609.htm
5409 » How do I use Robocopy to copy ACLs without copying data?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBK/tip5400/rh5409.htm
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Thanx Pete.

I got Robocopy and tried it out, but I can't get it to copy the permissions. Read throught the notes, tried attributes switch /A  etc no luck.

Any advice?
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OK did you "untick" the allow inheritable permissions box before you robocopied it?
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Yes, of course. I unticked the Inticked these on the folders I wanted to copy.

I see that there is a switch in the instructions in one the links called /SEC, which standards for security. Howvere, when I tried this switch, it wasn't recognised. Perhaps I have downloaded an earlier version? I used the first link in your post for the d/l.

/jason
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Sorry, that first line should read:

Yes, of course. I unticked these on the folders I wanted to copy.

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the latest copy is in the 2003 resource kit
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Ok, going for that, but I'm using Win 2K server....hope this won't cause problems.
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Hi - ok fixed it. I installed the server resource kit on an XP machine, then plucked out the robocopy file from there, put it on the 2K server root, and ran it from the command line. Worked first time! Great! Thanks Pete. Glad you got the points.
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Tip Top - that would have been the first time I'd seen robocopy fail :)

Glad your sorted
Pete
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Hmm - this is quite a good tool for doing backups with.
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Indeed I use it to copy my remote servers to my central servers, so I dont have to worry about users changing backup tapes :)
they "mirror" accross every evening
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