Keeping permissions when moving files between servers

Posted on 2008-10-06
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Keeping permissions and sharing when moving files between servers that are in different sites
Question by:ywainberg
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Expert Comment

ID: 22649738
Both XCOPY and ROBOCOPY can retain NTFS permissons when copying files as can some 3rd party tools such as http://www.unosoft.co.uk/software/smallwonders/seccopy.html

Author Comment

ID: 22649787
what about sharing?
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Expert Comment

ID: 22650024
Share permissions are held in the registry and it can be tricky to copy these - but should you reaaly need to?

Its normal to use Everyone - Full Control at the share and then use the NTFS permsssions to limit access, if you create the share with "everyone - full control" and then copy the files with XCOPY or ROBOCOPY then no more should be required.

Author Comment

ID: 22650223
share permission are a must for some files
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KCTS earned 375 total points
ID: 22650244
Why ?

If the NTFS permissions are set properly then share permissions are an irrelavence.

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