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need a third party software that will move or copy files & retain permissions & shares

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by d.walker5 In reply to copy files & retain permi ...

See KB q323007.

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by info-man- In reply to copy files & retain permi ...

The following article is one I refer to often as I begin to retire my NT 4 servers and move the files over to a Windows 2000 server. I get on the server where the files reside now, then map a drive locally to the destination server (when you want the files to go). Use the syntax below and all three switches. Works great! Once I have copied everything to the new server, I just disconnect the mapped drive that I made. I place scopy.exe on the root of the C drive on the server. You can find the utility on the internet and download it if you do not have the resource kit. Or put up your email address and I will email it to you.

Can I copy files and directory structures to other partitions, hard disks, or computers and still maintain the NTFS and share permissions?

Scopy is a command-line utility that lets you copy files and directories to and from NTFS partitions and keep the files' and directories' security intact. To use Scopy, you must log on as a member of the Administrators group; if you copy files from one machine to another, you need to log on as a member of the Administrators group on both of the machines involved. Scopy.exe won't copy from High-Performance File System (HPFS) or FAT file systems.

Scopy's syntaxis

Scopy [Destination] [/o] [/a]
Here's an example:

Scopy C:\Source \Destination /o /a /s

To copy owner security information to the destination directory, use the /o switch. When you use the /a switch, you can copy all existing auditing information directly to the destination directory. To use the /a switch, you must have the Manage Auditing and Security Log user right, which you obtain from the User Right Policy menu in User Manager for Domains. The /s switch copies all subdirectories to the destination directory. You can display all these command-line switches by using the /? switch.

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by judpegasus In reply to copy files & retain permi ...

This does not retain shares only permissions. I was looking for a third party software that might do both.

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