Copy share with heavily customised permissions
Posted on 2011-02-17
Hi there, just wondered if anyone had some suggestions for this: I'd like to move a share to a new sever but this share is enormous with about 50 users that's been using it heavily and NTFS permissions on sub-folders have been modified a lot over the last 5 years. Consequently the domain admin account I'm using doesn't have permissions on all the sub-folders.
I usually use robocopy but I can foresee running the script only to find multiple folders that I don't have permission to read, then having to go to each one individually and changing owner to myself, then adding in permissions for this account, only to kick off the robocopy script again and find sub-folders deeper in the hierarchy that I still can't read, and so on.
Anyone aware of a way that I can change owner of all the files to myself, then append a permission without replacing permissions completely?