Reapplying Correct NTFS Folder Permissions to Redirected Folders
Posted on 2010-09-14
I have been hard pressed to find an answer to this question, despite many hours of web searcing.
We have the following situation. We have a file server running Windows Server 2003 SP2, which happens to also be the location for our redirected user folders (i.e. Application Data, Desktop, and My Documents). On the D: of this server is a folder UserData which is shared and contains a subfolder for each user, which in turn contains their redirected folders. So for the user swolf we have D:\UserData\swolf.
It was setup in such a way that when a user first logs in and creates there user folder the appropriate ownership and permissions are applied to their subsequent redirected folders (My Documents, Application Data, Desktop). However, as of yesterday the ownership of permissions of each users folder have gone missing and we have still not located the reason. However right now, no one owns their folders and has permission to them.
Therefore, is there a way to propagate permissions to each of these 100 folders or so by setting appropriate permissions on each user folder or even the root folder of UserData. Otherwise we will have to go into each user manually an reapply correct permissions, which will take forever.
Basically each user folder needs to be owned by user, and have full control for Admins, user, creator owner, and system, but I haven't been able to find any way of setting and propragating permissions.
Any suggestions on getting us back up and running are greatly appreciated! We have just begun to experience a slew of problems related to folder permissions and I know many more are to come...