Copying files & folders with user permissions.

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  1. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    I am trying to update hte server at work from Windows NT 4.0 Server to Windows 2000 Server. This is only a fairly small network (20-30 users) but there is one problem I keep running into. Probably around 15 users have their own directories on the server that I need to copy to a new hard drive. Problem is that all these folders and files have permissions set for them.

    I can't seem to simply go to the root of the directory and claim ownership as Administrator - just doesn't cut it. You have to manually go through a -process- on each folder to be allowed to copy it.

    Is there any program or any way I can get around this? I was thinking if I boot-up in DOS and copied everything that way.

    Any ideas on how to do this an easy way?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Thanks - I thought XCOPY was the way to do it but I thought it would still cry about permissions. We'll see when I make the move!

    Thanks again.
     
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    out of curiosity, what are the hardware specs on the server in question?
     
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    If you read the doc it tells you there's a permissions flag. This only works when you keep the domain the same - if you throw a drive from another domain, you have to take ownership of the files before you can do anything.
     

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