What gets translated with a FAT32? (NETIQKB41869)

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  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008


What gets translated with a FAT32?

Does DMA try to re-ACL FAT32 drives during file and folder translation?

Domain Migration Administrator 7.x

For file and folder translation, DMA does not try to re-ACL FAT32 drives.  DMA enumerate all drives on a computer and then call GetVolumeInformation and check the lpFileSystemFlags for FS_PERSISTENT_ACLS.  A FAT32 drive, like a FAT drive, does not have this flag and DMA therefore skips that drive. It shouldn't take but a few seconds to skip that FAT32 drive.  In all cases, nothing on a FAT32 drive gets translated since it does not have ACLs. For translating profiles on a FAT32 drive. You may see more errors in that case, but again nothing gets changed.
This is all due to the fact that FAT32 drive does not have persistent ACLs. There is no work around to completely ignore the FAT32 files, folders, or profiles because DMA has to identify them first before skipping them. This process takes only a few seconds and does not effect the migration process.

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Formerly known as NETIQKB41869