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How to backup ACL permissions and restore its in Windows 2003?

Posted on 2012-03-13
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Hi,

Recently by mistake the whole securities groups have been removed from parent folder and child folder in Windows 2003 file server.

How can I backup ACL permissions and restore if it happen again? Is it possible?
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by:Leon Fester
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Most backup software stores the ACL when you backup the folders.
Restore the folders from backup with the permissions.
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by:SAM2009
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The prob with the folder restoration option is the lack of space on the server.
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by:yo_bee
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do you have a Powershell installed.

If so you can try something like this
Get-ChildItem C:\Scripts -recurse | ForEach-Object {Get-Acl $_.FullName} | Export-csv <FILENAME>

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by:SAM2009
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No powershell is not installed... and will be difficult to get it install. Thanks anyway for suggestion.
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by:Leon Fester
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Try dumpsec from systemtools, it can export the permissions on the desired objects.
http://www.somarsoft.com/
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matthew_kittle earned 500 total points
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If you are using Windows Server 2003 SP2, you can use the Microsoft iCacls.exe utilitiy. I believe it is installed with this service pack and resides in the System32 folder.

To backup: icacls c:\folder\* /save aclfile /t

To restore: icacls c:\folder\ /restore aclfile

If you are using Windows Server 2003 prior to SP2 then you could use the Microsoft SubInAcl tool (subinacl download), although this is more complex to use.

Another tool you could use prior to SP2 is FileAcl (FileAcl homepage) which is a non-Microsoft utility with a reasonably straight forward command line.
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by:SAM2009
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Thank you very much for your recommendation!
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