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Managing File and Folder Permissions Through the Command Line Utility

This article was previously published under Q288292
SUMMARY
This article describes how to use the command line utility to take ownership of all files and subdirectories in a folder, and to grant the Administrators group Full Control of these objects.
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  1. Start a command prompt.
  2. To set ownership of a folder and all of its contents, run the following command:

    subinacl /subdirectories *.* /setowner=domainname\user
  3. To grant the Administrators group Full Control permissions to the folder and its contents, run the following command:

    cacls *.* /t /e /g domainname\administrator:f
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Article ID: 288292 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 03:31:56 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • kbinfo KB288292
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