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I am currently working on a script similar to the Mass import of users in Active Direcory post I published earlier (as promised 🙂 ). In the new script I wanted to only use powershell, so I had to find a way to set ntfs permissions using powershell. After all, the cacls way is pretty outdated. After some googling I came up with a rather extensive script, it is a little more complicated than I wanted but here goes: $acl = Get-Acl c:test $acl.SetAccessRuleProtection($True, $False) $rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule(“Administrators”,”FullControl”, “ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit”, “None”, “Allow”) $acl.AddAccessRule($rule) (“SYSTEM”,”FullControl”, “ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit”, “None”, “Allow”) $acl.AddAccessRule($rule) $rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule(“testuser”,”FullControl”, “ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit”, “None”, “Allow”) $acl.AddAccessRule($rule) $rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule(“Users”,”Read”, “ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit”, “None”, “Allow”) $acl.AddAccessRule($rule) Set-Acl c:test $acl Get-Acl c:test | format-list What it does it set the default permissions (in win7) that are inherited, in addition to full controll for “testuser”, on the folder c:test. You…

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