I have an existing Windows File server running Windows 2003 R2. I want to upgrade this to windows 2008 R2. The server has alot of other unecessary software installed, so I thought the besdt way for me to just install from scratch.
Currently the OS sits on c:\
Files sit on D:\
What could I use to save or copy the file permissions on all folders on the D:\ so that once the new OS is installed on the c:\ drive I could replicate those permissions back ?
There are several ways. Using
xcopy with the /I switch will copy ACL information.
Robocopy and the /SEC or /copy:DATS will include ACL information as well. Of course, you could leave the disk in tact and the data & perms will be fine.
One big caveat! If these ACLS are associated with local accounts (not AD accounts), the ACLs will be useless after a rebuild from scratch as the new accounts will have different SIDs.
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