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Copying Security Settings

  Asked By: Jena    Date: Dec 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1012

I've made a folder that does not use parent security settings. I need the same
security settings on another folder. How do I copy the security settings of that
folder to another. I tried to copy and paste but the new folder defaulted back
to parent security settings.

In the end I had to make several screen shots of the security tab of the
original folder. Is there any easier way?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Benito Carey     Answered On: Dec 28

That's how our network guys do it at our shop. Wouldn't it be nice if there
was some sort of security  clone tool? There are of course high-end and
expensive tools designed to managed networks that can document the entire
structure, down to security settings  for individual servers, that would be
very helpful to managing these settings. But I haven't seen anything local
to Windows that would help.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ebony Perkins     Answered On: Dec 28

Using the UI that ships with SPS, I know of no way to do this. Perhaps
it can be scripted, however..........

Answer #3    Answered By: Anu K     Answered On: Dec 28

PKMCDO is your friend. You can script the copying  of permissions from
one folder  to another. Look at the KnowledgeFolder object in the SPS

Answer #4    Answered By: Josie Barron     Answered On: Dec 28

Also, you should use local server groups (if you are not already). This
makes recreating a certain folder security  structure a lot easier.

Answer #5    Answered By: Tamika Cummings     Answered On: Dec 28

If you ever try to move your server, ie server
dies, you restore to another server, and you do not have the exact same local
groups defined, watch out! I suggest always using domain level groups. That way
if you ever have to restore to another server the security  accounts are still
legit. I think Best Practices also state to stay with domain level if possible.

Answer #6    Answered By: Linsey Bauer     Answered On: Dec 28

You may be right. The local server security  groups is what a Microsoft SPS
consultant recommended when we set up SPS back in March, so that's what we
went with. Maybe that's why I have so many problems... No, really it has worked well so far.

Answer #7    Answered By: Ivy Salinas     Answered On: Dec 28

They probably will work fine unless you move to or restore to another
machine without local groups defined. If my memory serves me correctly,
any missing group or user simply defaulted to everyone group, which
might be real bad if it is sensitive info.

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