Script to add AD account to owner of Multiple folders and sub folders

Good Afternoon

I am looking for some advice

I am going through a massive file share but some data i cannot see as users have taken ownership and removed access.

I have noticed that if i take ownership of the folder/file one at a time, then i can add myself backin and not blow away all the other security permissions.

Can this be automated in a batch file/script so that the script goes through each folder and then adds a certain AD account as the owner with full control.  I cannot use the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" as i do not want to destroy permissions from sub folders.

I hope this makes sense.

Please let me know if more info is needed.

Mark
Mark_MckieAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
 
McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can use icacls.exe /grant for that.
0
 
yo_beeDirector of ITCommented:
You can try takeown commands to accomplish this task.
This is a built in command of Windows.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753024(v=ws.10).aspx

Run CMD as an Administrator of the Domain or System.

TAKEOWN /F directory /R /A
0
 
Jim P.Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you heard of CACLS (Command line Access Control List)?

I'm not great at it but have used a few times to change permissions on files.

Here's the tutorial I use: http://ss64.com/nt/cacls.html
0
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

 
McKnifeCommented:
Hi.

> I cannot use the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" as I do not want to destroy permissions from sub folders.
Why not? It does NOT replace permissions, it replaces the owner. Do it.
[Another tool in addition to takeown is subinacl.exe, it can write other owners as yourself]
0
 
Mark_MckieAuthor Commented:
Hi McKnife thanks for that, i am using subinacl to add myself as an owner to all directorys and sub directorys and files using the below command

subinacl /subdirectories "\\ari-ds-01\Public\Corporate Services\*.*" /setowner=NFDG\server

do you know what command i would use to then grant the NFDG\server account full control to all all directorys and sub directorys and files whilst keeping current permissions intact?

Thanks so much.
Mark
0
 
Mark_MckieAuthor Commented:
Just what I needed
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.