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How can I export the complete folder structure

Posted on 2014-12-01
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We have a file server and I want to replicate the folder structure to another server in a new domain.  How can I export the folder structure and import it on the new server using powershell?  My end goal is to get all the data moved and the right permissions applied, but I cannot establish a trust between the old domains and new so I cannot use the ADMT.  I was going to recreate the user accounts and groups and reapply the permissions.

Would there be a way to export the folder structure and applied permissions and the reimport it on the new server?  The group names will not be the same but I can do a find and replace on the text to modify the group  names.
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Hi.

ACLs work with security identifiers (SID). These will not be the same in the new Domain, so Tools that dump the old ACLs to apply them to the new file Server will fail, unless you Combine them with Subinacl. Subinacl is a tool that can map old ACL entries to new ones, to Substitute the old SID to the new.

So steps would be

1 dump ACLs using icacls .exe into an acl-file
2 Transfer data
3 apply the dumped ACLfile
4 use subinacl to Substitute old SID with current SIDs
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by:Angela Owens
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thank you!  I will give that a try!
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by:Angela Owens
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I didnt have time to get the Subacl to work but I think if i had more time to devote to it, it would have worked.
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