Convert NTFS v5 to NTFS v6 ?

We have a Dell Poweredge 2900.

The server consists of 2 raid volumes, a C and a D.

Volume C: Windows Server 2000
Volume D: Data Drive.

Becouse of a crash we decided to reinstall the Operating system (Volume C) with Windows Server 2008 R2.

This went ok but after the install we are unable to use the domain admin group to browse the local hard drive (Volume D).

We think this is caused by the fact the Windows 2000 is using NTFS version 5 and Windows 2008 R2 NTFS version 6.

My Question is:
Is there a utility to convert the NTFS file system from version 5 to version 6, while keeping the data on the volume?

Thanks in Advance.
Mark2rAsked:
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Shift-3Commented:
2008 should have no problem reading NTFS 5.  It's more likely that there is a permissions issue.

Try taking ownership of the D: drive.  Note that this procedure will wipe out existing permissions.  To retain them, you can instead use subinacl with the /setowner switch.
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Mark2rAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestion,

we where hoping there was another solution besides removing all the current user rights.

We ended up resetting all NTFS permissions and setting them up manually on the shares.

we still have 4 Windows 2000 servers with Windows 2008 R2 capable hardware that are going to be migrated next week, so we are going to try the subinacl utility.

Thanks again for the suggestion/help.
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Mark2rAuthor Commented:
We where in a hury so could not try the provided utility.

Changing the owner and changing permissions as suggested solved the problem.
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