When I last had to accomplish something similar, I used XCACLS to modify the current permissions on the folder (
/e edits instead of replaced ACL) to give you full control. You can then move the folder and then remove your own permissions.
Alternatively, you can use the get-acl and set-acl cmdlets in powershell to get a permission set:
$oldPermissions = get-acl "C:\users\folder", edit the permissions to move and then use set-acl to reapply the old permissions to the folder at the new location
Both of these, however do involve editing permissions.
Other options include:
- Robocopy As Admin
- DFS replication
- Offline (Linux LiveCD) file copies - my preference being backtrack/kali
- Backup & restore (Backupexec, Windows Server Backup etc)
If you really are in a Jam, you can just create the new folder structure, point the users at it and then give them a link (mapped drive, UNC in an email etc) to the old box to grab a copy of any data they need/want on the understanding that you're killing the old server in x weeks time.