I am using backup software which runs as a service using the administrator account. It's supposed to be backing up users shares but the a bunch of files keep getting skipped. The reason is because the administrator does not have security permissions to those shares. I would then go ahead and grant the administrator full security permissions for those user shares. I would also run into another problem. Some user shares are owned by the user and when trying to open the share is says access is denied. I would make the administrator the owner but then I would have to re-grant that user permissions to his/her own share because by doing that it gets rid of all permissions for that user. This wouldn't be a problem if it only happened to one user. However this is happening to 100's of users. To change these permissions individually would take a really long time.
Is there any way that I can make the administrator the owner to all of those users shares (in bulk) without having to re-grant user permissions to the folders.