Setting ACL Question This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Michael 2 weeks, 4 days ago. Author Posts January 30, 2018 at 2:54 pm #92411 KodyParticipant Hi, I'm trying to set permissions on a folder then make all child folders/files inherit those permissions of the parent folder. Here is what I have so far. It will set the permissions to the parent but child folders/files are not getting the inherited permissions. $path = 'C:\temp\test' # Get the ACL for an existing folder $existingAcl = (Get-Item $path).GetAccessControl('Access') $allInherit = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]"ContainerInherit","ObjectInherit" # Set the permissions that you want to apply to the folder $permissions = $env:username,"FullControl",$allInherit,"None","Allow" # Create a new FileSystemAccessRule object $rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permissions # Modify the existing ACL to include the new rule $existingAcl.SetAccessRule($rule) #Enable Inheritance $existingAcl.SetAccessRuleProtection($false,$true) # Apply the modified access rule to the folder Set-Acl -path $path -AclObject $existingAcl Any help is appreciated, thanks! January 30, 2018 at 4:07 pm #92416 JonParticipant https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/1abd77a5-9c0b-4a2b-acef-90dbb2b84e85 Using NTFS module and inheritance Personally I find doing ACL's natively with powershell is awful, check out the module above. Much easier to work with. January 31, 2018 at 11:47 pm #92627 MichaelParticipant Example 3 from the MS Docs page at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.security/set-acl?view=powershell-5.1 shows how to iterate through the child objects of the parent directory to accomplish this. Looks like a simple change to the last line like below: Get-ChildItem -Path $path -Recurse -Force | Set-Acl -AclObject $existingAcl Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.