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By frederic.l.washer ·
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Can a folder structure be moved from on Windows 2000 server to another and retain all the security that has been applied to it? All security it domain based, and the new server will be in the same domain.

Thanks, for any assistance..

-Ric

Ric Washer
Programmer/Analyst
Information Technology
Dartmouth College - VP For Development

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Moving Permissions with f ...

Yep. There are several ways.
XCOPY (which comes with Win2K) can do this. Also, ROBOCOPY and SCOPY (both from the Resource Kit) can do this also.
Here is how you do this with XCOPY. Say you want to copy C:\temp\*.* plus subdirectories onto L which is a mapped drive to another Win2K server. The syntax is as follows:

XCOPY C:\TEMP\*.* L /E /C /Q /H /K /O /X /Y

Yes, there are a lot of switches for XCOPY. Those are the "good" ones, IMO. The important switch for you is the /O switch, which " Copies file ownership and ACL information."

Just open a Command Prompt and type in:
XCOPY /?
for the whole list of command switches.

hope this helps

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by timwalsh In reply to Moving Permissions with f ...

Yes, user rights and various other security settings can be set on a domain basis. However access permissions are set and applied at the computer level. From Chapter 9 of MCSE Training Kit ? Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Services

"When you move a file or folder between NTFS volumes, the file or folder inherits the permissions of the destination folder" (or volume if moved to the root of the volume).

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by frederic.l.washer In reply to Moving Permissions with f ...

Thanks for the info. I am getting the Resource Kit
should be here today.

As for xcopy, I tried it and got access denied errors and
nothing copied. Strange when I am in as the
administrator.

-Ric

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