Windows Server 2008 Folder Security - take ownership but retain original rights?
Posted on 2011-10-01
I'm migrating a server / network this weekend from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.
The users used to use Folder Redirection on their old network, so I'm going to continue to do so on the new one (however I'm not going to use roaming profiles this time as they rarely change actual PC's and folder redirection now has a lot more folders included).
Now the previous folder that held all the Folder redirection paths has been copied to the new server. I was now going to manually move users old folder redirected folders to the location created for them on the new server. (so I have already logged in as the users on the new server environment and empty folders have been created).
My issue is that as administrator on the new server, if I try to access the new user folders unde folder redirection I do not have permission to do so. It says I have to take ownership to do so. But if I take ownership as administrator then the original user may loose access and then I have to regnant each particular user rights over that file.
What is the best way to have it so that the administrator has access to all the users folders under the folder redirect, but I do not have to regnant permission to the original owner.
I do hope my question makes sense. Thanks in advance.