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What is a good free utility to copy data from a windows server to another windows server?

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I am familiar with robocopy but was wondering if there is a good free gui utility out there for copying data from one windows server disk to another and also it keep the security rights in tact?
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There are GUI add-ons for robocopy, like the one below:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx

http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/d/0/fd05def7-68a1-4f71-8546-25c359cc0842/UtilitySpotlight2006_11.exe

Personally I use FreeCommander, which is a 2 paned Windows Explorer type of utility, when copying files and doing other tasks on files or directories:

http://www.freecommander.com/
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Does free commander  keep the rights in tact when copying?
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I think it inherits the rights of the destination folder, but it probably also depends on how the settings of that folder are (inheritable or not).
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I use SyncBack Pro. This is not free but is very inexpensive. It is all GUI, fast, and preserves files properly. Once done, subsequent runs are incremental and synchronize. I use this all the time and it is many times worth the small price.
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Richcopy is also a good option

It allows most of the same options of robocopy.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx
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I was able to get the data moved with another product.
Thanks to all for you information though.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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You have to tell us what product you used, or else delete the question. Thank you.
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Total commander.....
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