Robocopy and NTFS Permissions

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Robocopy and NTFS Permissions – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about windows, active-directory, windows-server-2008-r2, permissions, robocopy.

If as an administrator I remove all permissions from a folder – and set the owner to another user in Active Directory, I will not be able to copy that folder through explorer to another folder/drive or server etc.

How come robocopy can? For example – this command:

start robocopy "F:NoPerm" "G:Test" /MIR /COPYALL /ZB /W:1 /R:1 /LOG:F:Test.txt /TEE

Where there are no permissions assigned for anyone on F:NoPerm, but Robocopy can still read content and copy files and permissions to G:Test

Solution :

The same way Windows Backup can. Any process that has the Backup Files and Directories Windows right can enable that right, which effectively bypasses file system permissions.

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