create new user folder upon creating new user ad user/computers

Posted on 2006-04-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
when i create a new user in active directory users and computer i would like automatically

1.  have a new user folder created
 - location - d:\data\timecards
 - format - LastName, space FirstName for example Bowie, David

2.  the security
 - Administrators-  full control
 - David Bowie-  modify, read/execute, list folder contents, read, write
 - Admin1 - modify, read/execute, list folder contents, read, write

Also, is there a way to modiy permissions security for many folders at  one time? The above solution would help when we add new users but we have 30 existing users that I would like to automatically change their security withouth going to each individual folder and changing. for example below.

they are all in the same folder d:\data\timecards
so  only Administrator, Admin 1 and David Bowie can add files to Bowie, David
and only Administrator, Admin 1 and Steve Smith can add files to Smith, Steve
and only Administrator, Admin 1 and Sharon Stone can add files to Stone, Sharon
and you get the idea.


Question by:sfejc411
1 Comment
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

Netman66 earned 2000 total points
ID: 16483281
You cannot do this using the builtin interface, but you can script it.

XCACLS.exe is the tool for bulk permission changes, but only one entity can be modified over multiple folders.

You'll need to use VBScript and run it after creating the user.  You should post a 20pt Q here:


and link to this Question.

Someone that is strong in scripting can assist.


Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to add a cinematic look to any film or video out there. There are very few simple steps that you will follow to do so. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question