Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Windows 2008 server R2 on AWS. I've spent a while searching for a way to set a registry key or find a command line argument that will let me enable or disable a folders Advanced Attributes such as...."Folder is ready for archiving" ....etc. I mainly need to know how to do this for the setting "Folder is ready for archiving". I have many systems that I need to set this on. For those who are unfamiliar with what I'm talking about.If you right click a folder and click the "Advanced" tab..all these settings are listed in check boxes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

you are looking for the attrib command

attrib +a c:\foldername /s
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.