SUBINACL.exe – Windows CMD Command
Display or modify Access Control Entries (ACEs) for file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain.
Access Control Lists apply only to files stored on an NTFS formatted drive, each ACL determines which users (or groups of users) can read or edit the file. When a new file is created it normally inherits ACL’s from the folder where it was created.
SUBINACL [/noverbose] /object_type object_name [/action=parameter] [/help]
object_type: service e.g. /service Messenger \\ServerName\Messenger
keyreg e.g. /keyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
file e.g. /file *.obj /file c:\test.txt
subdirectories manipulate files in specified directory and all subdirectories
object_name : This will vary according to the object_type - see the examples above
action : setowner=owner
will change the owner of the object e.g. /setowner=MyDomain\Administrators
will replace all ACE (Audit and Permissions) in the object
will replace all ACEs with a Sid from OldDomainName
with the equivalent Sid found in NewSamServer
This option requires a trust relationship with the server containing the object.
Help Run SUBINACL /Help (or SUBINACL /Help /action) for more
detail on the many other options.
SUBINACL is a powerful command that can do everything cacls and xcacls can do and more besides.
When running subinacl against a subfolder, its important to include the trailing backslash, (or \*.*) if this is missed out subinacl will interpret the path as a filename and search the entire drive for it, this can be very slow!
Save permissions to a log file:
subinacl /noverbose /nostatistic /outputlog=SS64.log /subdirectories "C:\Program Files\My Folder\*.*" /display
Restore Permissions from a log file:
subinacl /nostatistic /playfile SS64.log
Change owner :
subinacl /file C:\demofile.doc /setowner=SS64Dom\AliceT