adding an admin group to files and folders
Posted on 2015-02-17
Hi, the Windows file and folder permissions on our shared drives have not been applied consistently over the years and I now need to add one of our admin groups to the permissions on every file and folder, the new admin group will have full control assigned to it.
The existing permissions structure is quite complex and I do not want to remove the existing permissions, all I want to do is add an admin group to the existing permissions. I would like some advice on how best to do this. I have tried doing it from the GUI in the past but this often falls over half way through leaving inconsistent permissions, so I think scripting this may be better. There is a large amount of data go through (about 1.5TB). Although these are Windows NTFS permissions the files and folders are on Netapp filer, not sure that makes a difference.