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Migrating Mac File Server to Windows File Server

I am working on migrating a mac file sever to a windows file server. The mac is OSX Server 10.5.8 and I am migrating to Windows Server Datacenter 2008R2.
When I copy files over they don't maintain the attributes they had. Is there a way to do this and retain all the original attributes?

Thanks!
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Winsoup
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XaelianCommented:
Hi,

How are you copying them? Because if you use the smb protocol to copy data from the MAC to Windows. Automatically all the attributes that MAC and Windows have in common (function) will be placed on the Windows environment.

What attributes are going away with you?
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WinsoupAuthor Commented:
I am just copying them across the network using SMB. It's losing the security groups and the owner of the files after they are transferred. It changes the owner to the Administrator on the local server that it's being copied to.
Does this require software to do this?
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XaelianCommented:
This is normal. Because you're moving it to a different location. It will set the owner flag to the user who placed the Folders/files onto your Windows File server.

I sync my Mac folders with my Windows server. But these attributes are lost. So you need to set it after the copy again.
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WinsoupAuthor Commented:
Okay, I was hoping there was a way to retain it. Since there are thousands of files and folders I am not going to go through and do it manually.
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XaelianCommented:
This is one of the things I hate about the differences between MAC and Windows. Luckely I hadn't that much ACL's on my Mac file server, so on my Windows it was 10 minutes to set the permissions.

But it's a pain if you need to do it for a lot of ACL's.
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