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We are migrating one of our legacy servers at work to a new data center (different domain, etc...). This server has a folder with MANY nested folders inside of it. Each of the nested folders may have different explicit permissions granted to different users. There are hundreds of folders.

Is there a way I can get all the permissions in a report using PowerShell or something similar for all the folders & nested folders? Im looking for an easy-as-possible way to replicate the folder permissions or get some output where I can manually recreate it?

Any ideas?

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    Any reason you want to manually recreate folder permissions and not use ADMT? microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8377 – colealtdelete Dec 31 '12 at 16:37
  • I had not heard of ADMT before. Can it be selective with what it replicates (i.e. just this one folder and all it's children)? – ProfessionalAmateur Dec 31 '12 at 16:42
  • IIRC, you can just copy what folders you want over. ADMT will take care of the security translation. This way you're not manually recreating users, groups and permissions. – colealtdelete Dec 31 '12 at 16:51
  • Very cool. Ill have to read into it because we are coming from a different domain the user IDs may not match precisely but it's good to know this tool exists. – ProfessionalAmateur Dec 31 '12 at 16:54
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There is a blog post on how to audit NTFS Permissions with PowerShell. It will export all the info out into a CSV.

  • Thanks, I ended up using this one, very similar but I only needed it for 1 folder on 1 server. – ProfessionalAmateur Dec 31 '12 at 18:13

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