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SharePoint is a Microsoft platform for collaborative working and document sharing. You can place files and folders that are collectively used by many users on SharePoint to make collaboration and sharing more efficient. The SharePoint features like check in/check out, publishing, versioning, and single instance storage allows users to work more effectively.
When an organization starts using SharePoint, it is necessary to move many files and folders to SharePoint as end users mainly work on them. Owing to the cost considerations and file size limitations, it is suggested to move only files and folders that are necessary for shared work. Keep in mind that SharePoint is not a replacement for less expensive, more secure, and reliable file servers.
Permissions like Full Control, Design, Contribute, Read, and Limited Access can be assigned to users/user groups of SharePoint to control what operations can be performed on various SharePoint objects. Professional migration tools like SharePoint Migrator allows you migrate security permissions of files/folders to SharePoint from File Servers. Also, it allows quick mapping of AD user accounts with SharePoint user accounts.
It is an advanced SharePoint Migration tool that migrates Files/Folders from your File Servers to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint (On-premises and Online). Additionally, it helps you move Exchange/Office 365 Public Folders to SharePoint. This sophisticated tool owns many advanced features that facilitate requirement based migration of Files/Folders. Here we focus on its features for permission migration.
You can configure permission settings prior to the migration and can edit the same at the time of migration. This is how you can configure Permission Settings: Open the tool, select Settings from the Tools menu, and then go to Upload Settings (File System) tab and click Permission Settings. You can configure permission settings here.
Migrating user permission to SharePoint is very important as we move data from File Servers to SharePoint. This enables users to work on the SharePoint platform without any difficulties. One can use it for easy migration of Files/Folders to SharePoint. After pre-migrating analysis, one can proceed to upload the data from File Servers to SharePoint. The steps of migration are given here in very brief.
Migration of security permission along with the Files/Folders eliminates post-migration chaos completely as end users can work on Files/Folders without much trouble. Consequently, administrators’ workload will be reduced considerably. File Server to SharePoint, supports remapping of AD users to SharePoint users, and migration of permissions.