Solved

Using cacls or xcacls  to force inheritance of rights from directory to files

Posted on 2009-05-19
3
2,907 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I was wondering if there is a way to use calcs or xcalcs on a directory so that all the files in the directory will inherit the rights of the directory.

The problem is that potentially users will use FTP to upload files (for example images) to the a directory hosted by IIS.   Sometimes with FTP the file retains its permissions from the client machine rather than inheriting permissions of the directory it was uploaded to.. So users who are authenticated to the website may not have permissions to see the newly uploaded image..

Is it possible to create a calcs or xcalcs script that I can run against the directory so that all the files contained within will inherit the rights of the directory?
0
Comment
Question by:atomic500
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Kieran_Burns earned 250 total points
ID: 24429458
Under Win2k3 SP2 you now have a new tool called icacls: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753525(WS.10).aspx
To reset permissions to those inherited just type:
icacls <path> /restore
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:speshalyst
speshalyst earned 250 total points
ID: 24430805
and also check this for a another tools like XCACLS and Subinacl.
http://www.defendingthenet.com/NewsLetters/XCACLS-SUBINACL-AndOtherPermissionSecurityRecoveryTools.htm 
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

929 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now