Duplicating Permissions

I know the saying of permisions cannot be transferred.  Here is teh situation...

I have two servers with the identical directory structure on each and need to have the exact permissions on both.  How do I copy teh directory structure from one to the other AND the permissions?  Can it be done easily??  FRS possibly?   Thank you all for any help?
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Robocopy can handle that, it's part of the Server Resource Kit.

You can get the Resource Kit for 2003 here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

There's a command reference for it here:

http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html

I think you'll need something like:

robocopy <source> <destination> * /E /COPY:DATSOU

Which basically copies everything.
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LongbowCommented:
NT Backup utility worked well with NT4 Server.
I was able to recover only permissions and no files or directories.
Check the one in Windows 2000.
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LongbowCommented:
xcopy source destination /T /O
will copy all the directory structure and their permissions.

Make first a test.
I see some permissions were not transfered.
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