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Moving shares with all the permissions


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#1 SGTrader

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:34 PM

Hello everybody. I have Server 2008 R2. We using it as file Server only.There in no Active Directory setup. There is no domain - network setup as workgroup. I need to move all shares with permissions from small hard drive to a much bigger, but leave OS on small drive. Is there safe way to do it? Thank you for any help



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:07 AM

Use the xcopy command with the /K (copy attributes), /E (copy subfolders), /O (copy ownership and ACL settings), and /X (copy audit settings) switches. You will also want to make sure that the inherit permissions from parent folder option is disabled in the folders/directories that are currently being shared, and set those to be explicit permissions.

 

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/copy-shared-folders-losing-share-permissions-72767.html

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771254(v=ws.11).aspx



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:04 AM

Thank you for your reply. Just wanted to find the safest way to do it without making mistakes. What about software called CopyRight2? They are claiming to do that. Does anybody dealt with that software?



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:47 PM

If you are familiar with robocopy, you can use that to copy the file permissions and files from drive 1 to drive 2.

 

Be aware that you will still most likely have to redo the actual share permissions from moving folder to folder since those don't get transfer.






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