troubleshooting Question

set folder permissions on multiple subfolders - windows server 2008

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i am attempting to give a user full access to the subfolders of a folder, but not the root folder...

i have over a hundred folders at the main level, and many more in each sublevel - so i am looking for a way to automate this... any suggestions?

i would imagine the solution is a script that will loop through all of the main folders, set permissions to be read only, then loop through each sub-folder and give permissions to create/delete etc on each one....  but maybe this sort of feature is already available in windows server 2008?


.../mainfolder1 (no permissions to make changes)
    .../mainfolder/subfolder2 (full permissions inside each of these)

any advice appreciated,

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