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By KingOfTheNerds ·
Hi All,

I have a group of home directories of around 100, that i would like to be able to apply so new security to.

At the moment these 100 home directories have the group that the users belong to with full rights and administrators with full rights.

I want to add %username% for all the home directories with full rights.

Is there any way you can make multiple security changes such as this.

AND

I would like to be able to remove or add a security group to a group of home directories.

I have tried selecting the group of folders and clicking properties>security tab, but it resets all permissions.

Is there any way to keep existing permissions and add a new group to all home directories or remove a group.

Thankyou

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by BFilmFan In reply to Folder Security

You would need to write a VBscript to apply the permissions or use LDIFE.

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by Poettone In reply to Folder Security

What I would do would be this.

If all the folders in question are in a directory you can apply or flow down the top level permissions to all the sub folders below that folder in one pass.

If this is not the case then you will have to apply the permissions to each folder.

If the folders in question are in a folder ( they have to at least be on a drive, then you can change permissions at the top level folder (drive) that will apply to all folders below that folder.

You need to go to the top folder>properties>security

Add/remove/change etc the security that you wish to apply to all the sub folders.

Go to the advanced button and click the checkbox to replace permissions on all child objects>apply then ok

This may take sometime as it will have to go to each folder below and apply the permissions you have set.

If you in a mixed folder environment, then you have to use this carefully as you can overwrite permissions preset that you may not be aware of.. Typically you only want two levels deep max for sharing folders anyway, and this is a good reason to do it that way.

Good Luck.

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by ManISKid In reply to Folder Security

Use the tools DSQUERY and DSMOD in conjunction with each other to set the home directory of your users.

such as: DSQUERY [users/groups] | DSMOD -homedr <homedirectory> or -profile <profile path>

I haven't done this recently, Im not even sure if you need the DSQUERY command

Note that copying folders rather than moving folders maintaines security permissions.

Also, exporting the users and groups by the DSQUERY or CSVDE commands, editing the group membership and then reimporting the groups can be achieved (good for repeat performances, backing up, setting up groups enmasse)

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