Duplicating Permissions

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
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?
Question by:authentify
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    by:Chris Dent

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

    You can get the Resource Kit for 2003 here:

    There's a command reference for it here:

    I think you'll need something like:

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

    Which basically copies everything.
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    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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    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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