How to copy files with permissions plus the users from a stand alone server to a

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Subject: How to copy files with permissions plus the users from a stand alone server to a
Posted by:  Tony Barken (tonybark…@noreply.noreply)
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009

I have a stand alone Windows 2000 with tens of users. The machine has
folders with NTFS permissions beloning to the users. I need to copy
these files with their permissions and recreate the users on a stand
alone Windows 2003 server.

What's the best way to achive this? My idea was to use addusers.exe
from the resource kit to export the users to a file and recreate them
on the other machine. Then use a tool like Robocopy or Xcopy or
Acronis's TrueImage to copy the files to the other machine.
Would that work?
Wouldn't the SID values on the files be different and the ACL
permissions wouldn't work?

Any better ideas?

There's a commercial product called SecureCopy from ScriptLogic.com
which seems to do the job but its cost is beyond my budget.

Tony Barken

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