Preserving NTFS file permissions during server 2003 upgrade
Posted on 2014-03-31
Soon I will be upgrading my 2003 server. I have two 2003 servers and both are domain controllers.
The plan is to erase the first 2003 server and do a clean install of 2012. This server has a D: Drive that contains users folders and shared directories. I am concerned about the NTFS permissions of the files. I'm not concerned about the share level permissions as those will need to be re-created.
Upon promoting the new server to the network, I'm hoping I can migrate the active directory information from the other domain controller to the new server.
Assuming all the above is possible, I am interested what will happen to the file permissions on the D: drive. I was told they will be lost and I will manually re-create them.
Is this true? If so, is there anyway I can preserve these permissions to avoid the task of re-creating everything?