What permissions does a user require to copy folders and the folders permissions from one mapped drive to another using explorer?
Our office has a large NAS with a number of shares. These shares are mapped to a specific drive letter for the users.
On one drive (X:) we have a folder that contains a large number of subfolders and specific security is assigned to the various subfolders. This is used as a template to create new folders on a different drive (L:). An administrative assistant will copy the template each time a new project needs to be created on the L: drive.
- The template is copied using windows explorer (desktops are all winXP).
- All the servers are running windows server, not sure of the versions but I think they are all 2008.
- The user doing the copying has 'Full Control' permissions on all folders she is copying to (L:).
- The user has 'Modify' permissions on the source template folder (X:).
- The user account does not have any deny rights applied to it.
The user can copy the folders across. The permissions will not copy. The folders that are created on the L: drive will just inherit the parents permissions.
I'm not a sysadmin at the company so I can't provide many details on the SAN and server configurations.
Our IT group is telling us that the user doing the copying would require domain admin permissions on the entire SAN to make this possible. I'm not sure I agree as she currently can change the permissions on the folder by right-clicking and going through the properties for the folder.
We also tried using robocopy with /SEC and /COPYALL to copy the folders to the other drive but receive a permission denied error when it tries to copy the security.