We are planning to rework our NTFS permissions for one of our large file
servers (~3 TB of data - Server 2003 x64 Std Edition). This will involve
somewhat complex permission changes of nested folders and files many levels
deep. At the top level things are well structured but it turns into a
nightmarish spider-web the deeper down. Regardless of that we have mapped
out the necessary NTFS and share setting changes for this project.
The question that remains, however, is what is the best way to do this?
1. Windows explorer (manually editing the NTFS settings).
4. ScriptLogic Security Explorer
). How pricey is it?
Also, during a NTFS setting change of a large amount of files and folders,
is there much of an impact on the server (ie: will users notice while they
are accessing files?). We do plan to perform the changes on Friday evenings
and over the weekends of course. =)
I realize that no matter what option(s) we go with that this is a daunting
task that will take some time to complete, as such we have broken it up into
I appreciate any feedback or advice on this matter from those who have
experience in this area.