Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:37 PM
In Windows 2000/XP, you could modify the registry (See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310316/en-us) so that when you copied or moved files and folders using Explorer, they did not inherit the permissions of the destination folder or drive but instead retained their set permissions. However, this feature got broken in Windows Vista (and Windows 7) which completely ignore these reg values. Any chance this might be fixed in Windows 8? Using tools like robocopy or xcopy and remembering their switches is not very easy. Not only is this feature important for Windows client but for Windows Server as well.
Some existing feedback about this issue:
1. MoveSecurityAttributes in Server 2008 R2
2. MoveSecurityAttributes not working under Windows 7
3. MoveSecurityAttributes Windows 2008R2?
4. Windows 2008R2 Move Files Behavior -- Is there a MoveSecurityAttributes solution?
5. Copy / Move NTFS Permissions
6. Server 2008 NTFS inherited permissions
7. File permissions on a file move
8. Copying files to from one hard drive to another while maintaining shares, permissions, etc.
9. Vista - NTFS Permissions behaviour during a file move (Cut & Paste) - Inherits instead of retains permissions.
10. Windows 2008 R2 file server copy/move cut/paste
11. Copying a template folder within the same directory now replaces permissions with those inherited from parent
12. Permission settings on a folder not being respected
- Edited by xpclient Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:38 PM