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Windows 2003; Find folders with non-inherited/changed permissions

The question: I'm looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don't inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional ...
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How to grant file MOVE permission on NTFS?

I wonder what is needed in terms of the NTFS Security permission to grant user to do file READ+WRITE+MOVE from one directory to another but NO DELETE ? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. ...
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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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Child Folder inheriting a permission that parent folder does not have (NTFS)

I'm reconfiguring roaming profiles on my network to use proper NTFS security settings according to this article. I have reset the following permissions on the roaming profile parent folder: CREATOR ...
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How to see if/when a long file copy operation actually completed?

Having to move several very large files (VHDs) between two servers, I launched the file copy operation using Windows Explorer in a Remote Desktop session, and then closed the session without logging ...
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Windows 2008 R2 NTFS file permissions not working as intended

We just got our first Windows Server 2008 R2 server in. It's going to be a file server. However, I am running into a weird issue with it that seems to be a result of UAC. When I try to share a ...
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Add restrictions for files and folders naming on Windows

Is it possible, with Windows Seven pro, to add restrictions on the naming for files and folders? Let me explain: My users can't refrain from using characters like é, ô, or string like l'agence ++. ...
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Is it possible to hide folders/subfolders from users based on permissions?

Having a Windows Server 2008 R2 that has a share with lots of nested folders, I want to be able to only show certain folders to certain AD users/AD user groups. Is it possible to configure the ...
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multipath storage changes not see between 2 servers with ntfs-3g

I have installed centos 6.2 as virtual host with KVM on servers. Each is connected via SCSI cabling to a HP-MSA500-G2. I've mounted the storage box via multipathd on box machines and both machines can ...
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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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NTFS on iSCSI - Mounting two Server 2008 servers to same LUN

I'm aware that you can't mount a single LUN to two read/write NTFS iscsi volumes without massive issues unless you are using clustered servers. However, I'm curious about mounting 1 iscsi lun ...
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large 20TB+ NTFS volume allocation unit & compression

I am creating backup volume on RAID6 and I want to expand it in the future up to 12 2TB discs. Currently we have 4 discs in RAID5 and 4096 allocation unit + file compression on. Everything is working ...
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Windows NTFS Permissions replacing child objects bulk

I have about 300 home user folders in a homes share. Each user has modify permissions to their own folder. They are connected to the folder via Active Directory with the \filerserver\homes$\%username% ...
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How can I split a drive image created with 'dd' into separate files for each partition?

I created an image of a failing drive with: dd if=/dev/sde of=/mnt/image001.dd The drive had only two partitions: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sde1 * ...
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NTFS permissions: how to make a folder read only for a group, but give write permission for only one member of this group?

I've a folder that I want a group of users can have read-only access, but only one of these users must have write permissions. The problem is that seems that if that user pertains to the read-only ...
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Size on disk issue on windows 2008

I am facing typical "size on disk" issue on windows 2008 OS. I am using NTFS partition with cluster size of 4k and in that Size of disk is almost triple the real size. This is becaus I have large ...
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Why can't I delete a folder that I have ownership (+ children) AND full control permissions (+ children) on?

I've got some leftover Windows update temporary folders (they have GUID-ish names) on the root of the system drive. I'm trying to clean these up, but am getting the following behavior upon deletion ...
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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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Localizing NTFS Folder Share Names

We have an office in the US and Poland. This is a long shot but does anyone know if you can specify both an english folder name as well as a polish folder name for the same folder name so that if a ...
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NTFS permissions for a user on another computer in case of a disk moving in a cluster?

Is there a way to set NTFS permissions for a user on another computer? I have two nodes in a failover cluster. Both have a specific user account ("charley") local to the node. Charley has files on a ...
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Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error

Got the following error while trying to add, edit or delete a windows schedule task: Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error. ...
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NTFS error 55 after rebooting a Windows 2008 Web Server

This one really drives me around since a year or so: Having a public Windows 2008 Web Server (behind a firewall) that runs perfectly smooth, I have lots of troubles when rebooting this server (e.g. ...
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How can I add permissions for the IUSR_Machine account to a remote file share?

I have a web application which I need to grant permissions to a file share that's hosted on another machine in my DMZ. Users are accessing the application anonymously using the IUSR_Machine account ...
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NETWORK SERVICE is unable to save to a network path

I've done some extensive research on this and I've tried every suggestion I have seen. I am troubleshooting an application that runs a "scheduler" service to periodically export *.txt files to a ...
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NTFS Permissions Auditing with PowerShell

I am working on a project where I need to be able to audit various users and user group permissions on a NTFS formatted Windows file server. I would like to use PowerShell and have it recursively ...
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Getting Windows Server 2008 R2 to Recognize Large Volume

I've got a server with 16 1TB SATA drives in it. It was set as a single RAID5 volume. Unfortunately, Windows was showing two unallocated volumes during the windows setup, one as 2TB, and then the ...
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directory of hardlinks on NTFS appears to be consuming more space than it should

Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Ultimate both exhibit this behaviour... So I have directory structure like... YEAR\MONTH\file_x.ext, where YEAR goes back to 2007 and each MONTH directory contains ...
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Mount LUN from SAN at the same time in Windows and Linux

I have a mounted NTFS partition under Windows (2003) and Linux (RHEL 5.7) at the same time. The LUN resides on SAN and is presented to both servers at the same time. At first, the setup looks ok as I ...
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Recovering a deleted Firebird database file?

I've got a client running a radio server which essentially uses Firebird as the database. (Databases are stored in files ending in *.fdb anywhere on the filesystem, think SQLite) I had to reinstall ...
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Virtual linux drive on a NAS - recommendations

I have a Linux server currently running under a Microsoft Virtual Machine. I have it set up so that the storage drive is set up as a secondary virtual disk. I need to move this machine to a new box ...
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Linux - Test the write speed of an NTFS HDD USB drive

I have a Debian box with an USB HDD drive formated in NTFS connected to it. I would like to test the write speed of it because with samba, when I upload files to it from my Windows 7 laptop, I got ...
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Set ntfs permissions so that a file can be read, but no browsing of the directory

OK folks, I don't think this is possible, but: Got a client who needs to allow domain users to read files in a directory. The catch is, he does NOT want them to BROWSE the directory. basically, ...
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I have a 21TB array but only 16TB is visible from Windows

CONTROLLER Raid Controller: 3Ware 9650SE-24M8 Disks: 21 x 1TB RAID5 Stripe 64KB WINDOWS OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32x Disk: Dynamic 19557.44GB Volume: Capacity 15832.19GB I guess my array ...
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ntfs-3g poor write speed

I'm getting very bad write speeds with ntfs sudo mount -t ntfs -o sync,noatime,gid=users /dev/sdf1 "/media/MNTPNT" testing with DD dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/6ED8C60456B3EBDA/test.tmp bs=1k ...
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Uploading to a Samba Share at less than a MB/s?

I have a Debian box on which iv plugged in a usb external hard drive formated with NTFS. This HDD is 2TB. I mounted that usb drive using mount: mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdf1 /media/backup I then ...
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How does Linux's unlink on a NTFS filesystem differs from Window's own implementation? [closed]

I have an external USB disk with an NTFS filesystem on it. If I remove a file from Windows and I run one of the several "undelete" utilities (say, TestDisk) I can easily recover the file (because ...
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NTFS: Restore deleted files by unflag delete state only (not copy files to another drive) [closed]

I am looking for a solution to restore deleted files on a NTFS Volume. No new files are written to the disk so all files has the condition "Excellent". But i have no storage room to copy the deleted ...
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Why is NTFS better than FAT32? [closed]

Just wondering why NTFS is considered better, and how NTFS manages to do so (structure, actions, etc), compared to FAT. thanks! :)
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Samba, NTFS drive and win7

I've just added to my unix server ( just shoved it in) an ntfs drive with some stuff and I want to access it through win7 (home edition). After a small struggle I've managed to get access to the ...
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What is on a HDD sectors 1 through 62 under MBR-NTFS?

I do not understand why my partitions always start on absolute sector 63. What is the purpose of sectors 1 through 62? I understand sector 1 is the MBR but what about the rest? Thanks!
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Bulk Directory Permissions

So I'm looking for some advice/guidance on my issue: Our file server was originally setup incorrectly by providing permissions to individual users rather than than groups. Ive been in the process of ...
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Is it possible to mount a disk device with different file system type?

I wonder why mount command takes file system type option like "mount -t type ...". It can find out device's file system type and choose related parameter. Is it possible to mount disks with a file ...
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Convert ext4 partition to NTFS

Is there a tool or command to achieve it? I did some search around here I didn’t find the answer. Is that possible? I must mention that my ext4 drive that I want to convert have data so it must just ...
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From bad sector to “damaged file” - did it for Linux/ext3, can I do it for Windows/NTFS?

When a SMART check on a disk reports a bad sector, it is important to be able to identify the file that has the bad sector - and restore it from backups. Below, I show how I did this for my Linux/ext3 ...
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Can't access NTFS file after BSOD. Corruption undetectable by chkdsk?

We have several files on a Windows server that show up in directory listings but can't be accessed. I can take ownership of the files, and the ACL shows that Everyone has read/write/execute access; ...
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gpt partition for raid 6 that was 4.5TB, will i have any issues under server 2008 64bit r2?

has anyone had any issues with using one large gpt partition of 5TB on a raid 6 setup with a 3ware raid controller. i am using the partition as a basic file sharing backup repository, nothing fancy. ...
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Ensuring no EFS files remain on a Windows XP SP3 system

Lets say I have a user in my organization who has forgotten his/her Windows logon password to their office computer. As an IT manager, I can log in via the Administrator and reset that user's ...
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Resizing NTFS partitions impossible

yesterday night I converted a physical server into a virtual one. I used the vCenter Converter from VMware for this task. After converting and deploying the server as a virtual machine I enlarged the ...
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What are possible drawbacks of an IIS 7 site having an NTFS junction as a web root?

I am trying to come up with a way to deploy ASP.NET code with as little site disturbance as possible. One thought was to set up the site to be served from an NTFS junction c:\www\example.com where ...
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NTFS recovery after installing ESXi

I got this server where I had a Windows 2003 installation on, and I didn't think I needed it anymore, so I desided to install ESXi on it for testing purpose. But now I just found out that there where ...