Add a user to the permissions of many folders.
Posted on 2004-10-03
I am trying to do a backup of my small business server 2003, but many folders and files do not even have the Administrator account added under Permissions. The User Files folders were created upon logon by the client machines and it was set to give them exclusive permission to their folders...which was fine, except now I have realized that I cannot do a backup because there is no one user that has access to all folders and files.
Anyway, I've started to troubleshoot this problem by creating a user called "backup" and (trying) to add the account to all folders' permissions. From what I see (making it owner of all folders, adding it to the top-most folder in the folder heirarchy and hoping it would trickle down when i selected giving it access to all folders/files/objects in subfolders) nothing has worked. At best the user was given ownership or access to all folders and files, but the previous permissins were all erased and replaced with only the "backup" user.
No idea what to do...too many folders to add a user to every folder manually and I can't erase permissions and redo them....any ideas?