January 2011

1 articles in January 2011

Windows 2008 and 2008R2 are awesome. One feature I missed the most from my Windows 2003 is the ability to assign/remove permission to/from MULTIPLE folder. For some reason Microsoft decided to take this functionality away from their GUI. I had to add/remove users from 20+ folders recently, and it’s not pleasant to do it manually on each folder. I can write the command line to do this using cacls or icacls, but i don’t always remember the slashes I need. So, I spent about half hour to create a simple windows application to accomplish this. Keep in mind that I only spent 30 minutes writing this app. So there is minimal error checking. One thing to keep in mind is that if you are granting or removing local groups, you should use builtin\group_name instead of server_name\Group_name. In the future, I will probably extend the functionality so I can select multiple folders using GUI.

To get started, just download the executable and run it.

Screen shot:

NTFSSetter - Assign/delete permission to/from multiple=

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NTFSSetter