Copy folders and retain permissions

what is the best way to copy folders from one server to another and retain all the rights and permissions
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futurefilesCommented:
what are you trying to achieve? are ypu migrating file servers or just moving some folders? any shares?
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neopumpkinCommented:
you can copy/move files and folders from one server to another, across the LAN, while preserving folder rights and NTFS security permissions by using Robocopy.  It's a utility in the resource kit.

Give this command a try:
robocopy \\source\share \\dest\share /MIR /COPYALL

you can also try another method that was primarily used back in the NT 4.0 days, but is still used today.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q174273/

hope that helps!  let us know if you have any questions.

Jim
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neopumpkinCommented:
i'm confused as to why this question entered "pending deletion" status.  his question was answered within minutes and without a thank you or a "I found my answer elsewhere".  Despite the low point value and this not being much of an issue at all, I do see an issue with the principality of using Experts Exchange in a professional manner, which i'm inclined to think that in this case...it wasn't.
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Hisham_ElkouhaCommented:
Use NT Backup

Start- Run - NTBackup

choose the folders and then resore them in the other server using ntbackup command also
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futurefilesCommented:
I agree with neo on this one, why is this pending deletion?
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neopumpkinCommented:
Modus_Operandi,

Thanks for offering 25 points to Future and I.  I don't see the points being recognized by my profile.  If you could ensure that in addition to granting us 25 points each, that the points actually stick, that would be great.

Thanks again.

Jim
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