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I'm just learning about icacls to set permissions to a folder. Better yet, I want to make sure that a folder is readonly. Anyone have any ideas?

C:>icacls.exe C:\TEMP\Reports [switches]

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Something like this perhaps? Try searching the site, there are many icacls examples.

REM take ownership and reset permissions
TAKEOWN /f "C:\TEMP\Reports" /r /d y
ICACLS "C:\TEMP\Reports" /reset /T
REM grant full control to administrators, read only to everyone else
                         /grant:r "BUILTIN\EVERYONE":(OI)(CI)R ^
REM set inheritance on everything below
ICACLS "C:\TEMP\Reports" /inheritance:r
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