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How do I move folders without losing security?

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I need to move a master folder with many sub-folders, each with unique security rights, from one server to another.  Do you have any ideas of a tool that will move a folder/subfolder hierarchy tree without losing the security?

The old server is Windows 2000 (I know) and the new server is Windows 2003.  They both belong to the same domain.

I need something EASY and preferably free!  Thanks!!
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 120 total points
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I would recommend using Microsoft Robocopy. Simple in use and completely free

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en
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Robocopy, which is free from Microsoft.  It's a command line tool (but there is a GUI front end available separately) allows for the copying of permissions with the file copy.  That will likely do the trick.
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I'll third that!

Robocopy is your friend.
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RoboCopy can do that for you. It is part of the W2003 Resource Kit Tools (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd).

robocopy C:\SourceDir D:\TargetDir /MOVE /COPYALL /S /E
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I think we all concur.
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Alrighty then, sounds like Robocopy is the way to go!  Thanks everyone!
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