Pemissions for System

czql5v 221 Reputation points
2022-02-09T09:41:27.317+00:00

Hi All,

We have recently copied over some file shares using Robocopy with full ACL included in the copy.

However we find ourselves in a position where the original files all have the System (Group) with full access to all files and folders. On the copied data we see that the files are all showing Special Permissions and on Read for the System (Group).

My question is...

Not knowing the consequences can I simply apply the Full Control to the System group at the top level which replicates the original file structure?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points
    2022-02-09T15:12:36.977+00:00

    Hello Czql5v,

    This may be related to the behavior reported in the next article, where some permissions are not applied for items, but they do for folders:

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/storage-at-microsoft/robocopy-mir-switch-8211-mirroring-file-permissions/ba-p/423662

    As recomendation, the command line to mirror the persmissions iand keep the trees aligned would be:

    ROBOCOPY <source> <target> /MIR /SEC /SECFIX


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