Can someone suggest a command line utility to retrieve Windows file ownership?
Posted on 2011-10-14
The DIR command can return file ownership when one uses the /q argument. But it seems to truncate long user names.
While "dir /q myfile.txt" successfully returns the owner with a short name:
10/13/2011 01:38 PM 355,398 CITNET\Ritu Mishra myfile.txt
It does not work for a name like Lenny Van Duyvendijk
10/05/2011 12:59 PM 162 CITNET\Lenny Van DuyvenCONTROL_TOTALS_BANK_20110930.TXT
I have not been able to find any combination of DIR command switches to successfully return such a long (and multi-part) last name.
I am looking for a command line/non-GUI utility, since this information will be pulled into another program (Microsoft SQL Server actually).
If there is any way to do this with basic Windows commands that would be preferred as this will be on a production server. We have a lot of controls over the software that we can install in our production environment.
This would be running on Windows Server 2003 at the moment. Although we will be converting to Windows Server 2008 R2 soon.