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permissions - nt4 to w2k

By chipw ·
(I hope this doesn't show up twice, I don't see it listed on My Questions, so I'm trying again).
I have set up a w2k server to replace a dead nt4 server. It will be a file server only. I have already copied the public/share directories/files over to one of it's hard drives, now to do the private directories/files from another nt4 box. When I copy the dir/files from the nt box to the w2k box, what will happen to the permissions? I would like them to stay as is, untouched. Will they retain theiroriginal permissions after being copied from nt4 to w2k?

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by bmcafee In reply to permissions - nt4 to w2k

When you copy file from one computer to another computer, the permissions are not carried along. In you case you will have to set the permissions for each directory/file like the original permissions yourself. Permissions are only retained if files are copied to the same partition.

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by WallyTCW In reply to permissions - nt4 to w2k

If the permissions are based on domain accounts, you can use a backup utility to copy the files from one server to another without scrubbing the permissions (if you run the job right).

You could also move the files instead of copying them. This is a tricky operation, but it will at least preserve the permissions structure.

If your permissions are based on local accounts, though...forget it. There's no way to do this.

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by mfaisal_i In reply to permissions - nt4 to w2k

no the permission will not retain .... the permisssions even not retain if you copy a file or move a file from one partition to another partion... so howwww

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by BeerMonster In reply to permissions - nt4 to w2k

Hi,
Use xcopy, which is part of the win2k OS. The /o switch will copy the security info along with the files.

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by Ian Mclaws In reply to permissions - nt4 to w2k

Moving, copying, or any other normal process will result in the permissions being re-set to match the target folders permissions. The only exception to this is a move within the same partition. There is, however, a resource kit utility called robocopy that is able to carry permissions across. I have used it with great success.

Good luck.

Ian

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