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I've had some problems in my server and now I need to give some write-permissions on some folders, but I have a lot of folders to do it.

My server is Windows Server 2008, and if I select all folder make a right-click and properties, there's no tab 'Security' to change permissions, I can do it one by one but I lost much time.

Is there any way to give these permissions on my folder fastly ?

Thank you!

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There are some options, although Im surprised selecting a group and right clicking doesnt give you security.. Anyway

Check out icacls.

icacls c:\windows\* /save AclFile /T
- Will save the ACLs for all files under c:\windows
  and its subdirectories to AclFile.

icacls c:\windows\ /restore AclFile
- Will restore the Acls for every file within
  AclFile that exists in c:\windows and its subdirectories.

icacls file /grant Administrator:(D,WDAC)
- Will grant the user Administrator Delete and Write DAC
  permissions to file.

icacls file /grant *S-1-1-0:(D,WDAC)
- Will grant the user defined by sid S-1-1-0 Delete and
  Write DAC permissions to file.
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No, pitfal is that it does not shows Security tab when selecting group of files and/or folders. – Kromster Aug 24 '11 at 4:44

VBscript. That's the old school Windows way.

Server 2008 comes with Powershell. Try that.

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You can use my scripts for automating this task:

Put both script to directory and run uac.js. For all hierarchy belong this directory scripts restore ownership and grand full access for All.

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