Copying folder structure with permissions in tact

Posted on 2013-10-15
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Last Modified: 2013-10-22
Hello All,

I'm running Server 2008 R2 AD environment, I have created a folder structure for our organization. I have created a template folder structure and when a new project comes in I copy the template and rename it cording to the project name, within the template different groups of people have different access rights. At the moment every time I make a copy of a template the permissions do not copy and I have to go in and modify the permissions, is there a way to easily copy the folder structure and keep the permissions in tact?

Thank you,

Question by:Sergey_Nesterenko
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Skyler Kincaid earned 2000 total points
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The second post in this link outlines how to use Robocopy.


There is also a program that provides a UI for robocopy:


I have done it via command line and the tool with both working really well. You may need to setup any share permissions that you configured but it should retain the NTFS permissions.
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As already suggested you can use robocopy below is the sample example

robocopy.exe D:\oldshare  \\servername\newshare /E /COPY:DSATOU /R:2 /W:3 /ZB /NP

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