Changing File Ownership to allow Disk Quota’s to work – Windows 2000

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Hello, I have a windwos 2000 domain, recently I have been trying to configure disk quotas. Problem is Disk Quotas work on file ownership and alot of the data on the server was copied over from another server when we merged with another office. Therefore a large amount of user data is owned by the administrator account. My question is, is there anyway to change the ownership of users home drives to the user?, as when you try and change the setting from the server you only have the option of changing it to the current user being the administrator. I know users can do this when they are logged on themselves but this would be a long and tiresome way to do it. Thankyou for any help

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Here is a suggestion from a users group:
SubInACL in the Win2k Resource kit is able to do this:
subinacl /noverbose /file \serversharedir /setowner=whoever
subinacl /noverbose /subdirectories \serversharedir* /setowner=whoever
If you don’t have the Win2k RK, the SubInACL.exe in the Windows Server 2003 RK
(free) will maybe work on Win2k as well.
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

http://tinyurl.com/a32f

The kit will install on WinXP or later so you can get to Subinacl.exe. See the
Resource Kit help file for more about the system requirements for SubInACL.
from
torgeir
Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway

Or you can try this Microsoft article HOW TO: Use the File Ownership Script Tool (Fileowners.pl) in Windows 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320046
Good luck
dmw

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