What is Windows Vista's Cacls replacement?

A. Vista introduces Icacls, which performs the same functions as Cacls and introduces many more capabilities. Some new functionality includes the ability to back up and restore ACLs on entire directory structures to a file, in addition to letting you swap SIDs in ACLs or find all entries that contain a certain SID. For example, to find all files with savilltech/john in an ACL, I would use

icacls *.* /findsid savilltech\john

For full information about using the utility, try running

icacls /?

which also gives examples for the usage of the various options.

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