assign permission on default folder structure


I have default folder structure in my windows 2008 environment. Only main folder name change as per client name,

For example :

123 (client name )

in 123 Subfolders are ------abc, pqr, xyz

in abc subfolders are------ hi, hello, bye
in pqr subfolders are------ what, when, which
in xyz subfolders are ------ dad, mom, brother, sister

another client name 456
so in 456 Subfolders are ------abc, pqr, xyz

in abc subfolders are------ hi, hello, bye
in pqr subfolders are------ what, when, which
in xyz subfolders are ------ dad, mom, brother, sister

Means my folder structure does not change only main folder name change as per client.
This subfolders are having specific permission with groups and users.

Now management changed permission for this structure.
Manually I goes to each folder and changing the permission.

Is there any script or solution through this I can set required permission on blank folder (company structure) and apply only permission on working folder.

is there any solution or application for my query.

-rgds, pk
Pravin KadamIT Service ManagerAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Security principals are always inherited from the parent unless otherwise defined on the individual directory itself. You usually add all of the appropriate users at the top level and then for any folders you require different permissions you set the manually.

You can also use SolarWinds Active Directory Permissions Analyzer to find permissions on directories for specific groups or users.

Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
If I understand what you are asking then yes it is possible to set permissions on empty (blank) folders and then give permissions to only those folders that you want to and remove permissions from any others (however removing them will make them basically useless until you add access permissions back). Can you provide a set of permissions you would want for example on on abc you want full access on it and all sub-folders or on pqr you want only read access -- what exactly do you want the script to do. here is an example
To grant the user User1 Delete and Write DAC permissions to a folder named "Test1", type:
icacls c:\test1 /grant User1:(d,wdac)

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for Will Szymkowski's comment #a40656304

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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
The questioner asked how to add permissions to folders and not for a solution on how to analyze what the permissions are--after all the question asks for how to add permissions to created folders--and that is what I did.
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