Backup your NTFS security permissions

Hi all, Lets say that one of your system admins inherited incorrectly NTFS security permissions to all of your Shares in the organization ! I think it’s clear to say that you are screwed :-O So here is a simple command that you can run to backup all of your NTFS security permissions in order to save you from some down-time the next time one of your system admin decides to play around with your NTFS you will be able to restore your NTFS permissions to the last backup how great is that ?!? The name of the tool is: Subinacl.exe and can be download from here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E8BA3E56-D8FE-4A91-93CF-ED6985E3927B&displaylang=en If you wanted to just backup the NTFS permissions for the entire drive, the command would look like this: subinacl /noverbose /output=c:\My_NTFS_ACL.txt /subdirectories G:\*.* The output will look something like this : Restore is just this simple : Subinacl /playfile c:\My_NTFS_ACL.txt The output will look something like this : Summary : SubInACL is a command-line tool that enables administrators to obtain security information about files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information from user to user, from local or global group to group, and from domain to domain.

Supported Operating System

Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    You can download and install SubInACL.exe on the following operating systems:

    • Windows 2000 Professional
    • Windows 2000 Server
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
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