We’re experiencing some weird stuff with our roaming user profiles. We use folder redirection for Documents/Pictures/Music/Destkop/Downloads, yet these folders are being created in the roaming user profile (they shouldn’t). Looking at the dates for these folders it’s quite obvious that we’re hitting some kind of bug with NTFS. How else is this possible (pic)? Asked by pauska The folder was copied on 18.01.2013 (1/18/13) from one that was last modified 14.07.2009 (7/14/09). Answered by Chris [...]Continue Reading »
When a SMART check on a disk reports a bad sector, it is important to be able to identify the file that has the bad sector – and restore it from backups. Below, I show how I did this for my Linux/ext3 VMWARE server – but does anyone know if this can be done for Windows/NTFS? Here’s how I did it for Linux/ext3: I first asked the drive to do a hardware surface scan (below [...]Continue Reading »
I’ve run the following test I’ve created a folder containing 15’000 files of 400 bytes using this batch : @ECHO off SET times=15000FOR /L %%i IN (1,1,%times%) DO ( fsutil file createnew filename%%i.txt 400 ) then I copy past it on my Windows Computer using this command : robocopy LargeNumberOfFiles\ LargeNumberOfFiles2\ After it has completed I can see that the transfer rate was 915810 Bytes/sec this is less than 1 MB/s. It took me several [...]Continue Reading »
We’re in the process of migrating from Novell Netware to Windows 2K8 R2 infrastructure (AD, File server, print server… etc) My question is about ACL. While Netware and Windows are totally different, I want to be sure my thnking is good before screwing everything up! There’s a scenario : F: | +– DATA <= Shared as DATA with Access based enumeration | +– Folder 1 +– Team 1′s Folder +– Team 2′s Folder … In [...]Continue Reading »
I’m having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System – R2308GZ4GC 2x Intel Xeon 2620 – 2.0 GHZ – BX80621E52620 132 GB of Memory REG-DIMM – TS1GKR72V6H 4x Seagate Constellation ES 2TB 3.5″ 7200rpm 6GB/S – ST32000645NS Intel Big Laurel 4CH 6G SAS RAID 512MB – RS2BL040 On the Intel RAID Controller Setup, I have [...]Continue Reading »
I just installed Windows Server 2012, and while I see and read about a new deduplication feature, the Server Manager keeps reporting empty fields in the columns for deduplication rate and savings. How do I get the server to start looking for deduplication opportunities? Asked by Andrew Arnott You need to install, enable, and configure the dedupe features. Since there is overhead associated with deduplication, and there are scrubbing and other jobs that need to [...]Continue Reading »
I am using icacls to set permissions on a large number of directories for various groups. I want to assign what icacls help refers to as “modify access”. It seems to do this correctly. However when the rights are viewed with Windows Explorer permissions tab on Windows 2008 the group shows up with no rights at all (no check boxes checked in the “Allow” column). One must click “Advanced -> Change Permissions -> Edit” to [...]Continue Reading »
We’re a small company with a 2008R2 domain on which we have a file server with several shared volumes. We have a number of IT staff in the domain administrators role, because effectively we’re all on call 24×7. However, it has recently become an issue of company policy that there are certain folders or files (salary data, performance reviews, accounting info) that should be confidential, including from IT staff. This also includes the data on [...]Continue Reading »
I’m reconfiguring roaming profiles on my network to use proper NTFS security settings according to this article. I have reset the following permissions on the roaming profile parent folder: CREATOR OWNER, Full Control, Subfolder and files only User group with profiles, List folder, Create folders, This folder only System, Full Control, This folder, subfolders, and files Then I select one of the actual roaming profile folders and follow these steps to fix the NTFS settings: [...]Continue Reading »
The question: I’m looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don’t inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional users/groups added. The Back Story We’re migrating an old Windows 2003 file server to a 2008 R2 box. This old server was migrated from NT4. Most of the current folders use the old (deprecated?) Domain\Administrators and Domain\Users groups. These are groups that, while still in [...]Continue Reading »
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