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Prevent Administrators from accessing each others folders on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows 2008 server running a Rails App, owned by one of our Hardware engineers. Now one of our marketing guys created another rails app and my boss wants me to put it on that same server. ...
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2answers
697 views

Is it possible to list all permissions where I don't have access

I'm looking for a way to recursively go through my entire file share ( fairly large 3TB of files ) and list out all files/folders that I don't have access to. Due to a migration and some errors on ...
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2answers
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How to setup NTFS ACL with Acces Based Enumeration

We're in the process of migrating from Novell Netware to Windows 2K8 R2 infrastructure (AD, File server, print server... etc) My question is about ACL. While Netware and Windows are totally ...
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2answers
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Change owner recursively with Powershell?

I'm trying to use Powershell to change owner of a folder, recursively. I'm basically using this code: $acct1 = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount('DOMAIN\Enterprise Admins') ...
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Rsync for Windows with support for ACLs

I have a need for a free rsync-like tool for Windows (very preferably with some sort of delta encoding) that supports synchronizing Windows ACLs and can copy open files, probably via VSS/Shadow ...
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0answers
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Periodically completely lose access to a file (cannot take ownership) in Win 2k8 R2

Running Win 2k8 R2 SP1 64 bit as a web server box with IIS 7/.NET 4. Periodically, I completely lose access to the membership database in one of my sites (ASPNETDB) which causes a "Network Service ...
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2answers
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Best practice ACLs to prepare for auditors?

An auditor will be visiting our office soon, and they will require read-only access to our data. I have already created a domain user account and placed them into a group called "Auditors". We have a ...
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3answers
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Take ownership of NTFS volume after moving to new machine

I had a 1.5TB hard disk in a Windows 2003 Server. Two partitions, one FAT and the other NTFS. The server crashed, and while we are ordering a new one, I would like to access the data on that volume. ...
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2answers
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Remove invalid SIDs from filesystem ACLs in Windows

Is there an automated way to traverse a filesystem and remove any ACL entries that reference invalid SIDs in any version of Windows with NTFS?
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6answers
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Software to build report of NTFS permissions

Is there any software that can scan through an NTFS file system and generate an easy to read report of NTFS permissions?
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4answers
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Finding all files in NTFS with specific user or group in ACL

Executive summary: I want to find all the directories and files a particular user or group has access to. In more detail: I'm looking for a command-line tool to recursively search an NTFS directory ...
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5answers
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Resetting NTFS Permissions Disk Wide

Someone messed up majorly in setting permissions on an NTFS drive and I'm looking at a way to reset all permissions to default. The OS will be reinstalled but I'm trying to salvage data from their ...
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1answer
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Mimic NTFS “Modify” Permissions on an ext3 acl enabled filesystem in linux?

I am migrating our file share from Windows Server to Samba on Linux, and the only hurdle I have at the moment is the acl's. Currently we have a number of directories that use the "Modify" permission ...
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6answers
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Windows Filesystem Permissions Puzzle

I'm having trouble coming up with a solution to this one, maybe because I don't know enough about how Windows ACLs work. I have two folders, let's call them Directory A and Directory B. These are ...
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7answers
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How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw?

As anyone that has dealt with file server permissions is aware, NTFS has an interesting design feature/flaw known as the Move/Copy problem. As explained in this MS KB article, the permissions for a ...
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How to take ownership of files from the command line?

Every so often I run into a file that I need to take ownership of. I normally use cacls for changing ntfs permissions, but it doesn't seem to do ownership. Under *nix I would run something like ...
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2answers
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Setting NTFS ACLs over the network - Is there a faster way?

In my environment, I have several projects that involve running NTFS ACL audit reports and various ACL cleanup activities on a number of file servers. There are two main reasons why I cannot perform ...
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Is this a recommended/valid approach for file server permissions?

File servers are a fact of life in IT and I'm curious if there are any generally accepted practices (I hesitate to use the word "best" here) for how you create groups and apply permissions for ...
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file ownership for new files with administrator - why is it giving ownership to the group administrators?

I am logged in as administrator and I right click on a folder and then go to properties, then the security tab, then advanced, then the owner tab. I am not on a domain. I see that the folder has a ...