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Home Directories, take ownership, permission and delete script?

Posted on 2007-03-28
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Can this be scripted?  I have several servers with home directories, but permissions are different on each one, some only the user has permissions and owns, others are orphaned, others I have to propegate permissions to subcontainers before deleting.

Could this be done with takedown and cacls in a script that pulls directory names from a text or excel file?
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by:sirbounty
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You can either script a shell run of subinacl to do it, or if you have the resource kit for NT/2k, there is already a script, fileman.vbs that will do it for you...I'll see if I can locate it.
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http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1346443&page=2 is the relative info from fileman.vbs
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by:sirbounty
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Here's details on subinacl usage: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=265360
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by:rtmcmullen
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I never could get subinacl to work on subdirectories.. fileman.vbs similar problems, I only got to work on files....
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by:rtmcmullen
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I have these 2 commands which do what I want, I just need to know how to incorporate into a script that pulls from a list:

takeown.exe /R /d y /F C:\users\testuser
echo y| cacls C:\users\testuser /t /g username:f
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by:sirbounty
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Something like...
Dim objFSO:Set objFSO=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Dim objShell:Set objShell=CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Dim objFile:Set objFile=objFSO.OpenTextFile("C:\Folderlist.txt")
user="YourUser"
Do while not objFile.AtEndOfStream
  strData=objFile.ReadLine
  objShell.Run "takeown /r /d y /F " & strData
  objShell.Run "cmd /c echo y|cacls " & strData & " /t /g " & user & ":f"
Loop
objFile.Close
Set objFSO=Nothing
Set objShell=Nothing
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by:rtmcmullen
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Awesome!  Thanks for the super quick ressponse Sirbounty, just what I asked for!  If I wanted to delete the said directory, would I add a rmdir /s /q to that?  Thanks again :)

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rmdir is another internal command, like echo, so pass it also through cmd /c

objShell.Run "cmd /c rmdir /s /q " & strData
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Thank you again.. you are good!
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by:sirbounty
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade!
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by:rtmcmullen
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sirbounty, just running into one snag, one some, it is not permissioning some downlevel directories and failing to delete.. any ideas?
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by:sirbounty
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you can change the cmd /c to a cmd /k to leave the window open - see if it's getting any errors and then 'stopping' the process... I think cacls uses a /c to continue on errors (access denied).
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