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    Moving users home drives from one folder to another?

    Hi,
    I am trying to tidy up my server home drive folders. I currently have all students in one folder called students$ but want to move them into folders such as 13$, 12$. Does anybody know of an easy way to do this or a tool that may help? I have magic mikes active user manager open at the moment as that looks like it may do the job but I'm worried about breaking the permissions!

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    When I've done this in the past I've used xcopy. TBH more for the way it handles long file names (like when users forget to name their word document and it used the whole first sentence!).

    Look at this to keep permissions too.

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    Great fan of Wisesoft for this sort of job - (WiseSoft - Resources for IT Professionals). I've done it before with a combination of 'Robocopy', 'Bulk User AD' and 'NTFS Fix'

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    Does anyone know the wildcards you can put in to bulk change user details in Active User Manager? For example if I wanted to change the users folder for one I would just put \\vs1\13$\13bloggsj but I can't find any documentation on what to put for multiple users. i thought it was %username% but now I'm not so sure!

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    It is %username%

    as in - \\vs1\13$\%username%

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    I'm not moving the files far; same server, same drive, just one folder up. So the permissions "should" stay the same on the folders!

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    I's thank your posts tmcd35 but thanks have disappeared as an option!

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    latest thing is richcopy superseded xcopy. this will copy over everything intact but you must use the correct switches, that is critically important. Get this wrong and you can loose your data. Please read about it here Free Utility: RichCopy, an Advanced Alternative to RoboCopy
    Last edited by Trev_LCHS; 3rd February 2014 at 09:36 AM.

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    YEs, I love richcopy, use it quite a bit.
    I was going to use that for the actual folder moves, just having the problems bulk changing the users actual home drive in AD. Think I'm going with Bulk User AD from wisesoft. Again I have used that before but wasn't thinking about it until tmc35 jogged my memory!

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    do you use folder redirection in AD?

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    I am certain that you could go to AD highlight all the users in an OU right click , go to profile tab you will see the drive setting there where you can put the route \\server\location\%username% so long as that is how you are doing it now of course (the route I mean)

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    Reggie, off topic, do you have a copy of AUM you can send me?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    Reggie, off topic, do you have a copy of AUM you can send me?

    Cheers
    I'm searching my documents, but I can't remember what the exe was called. If I find it I will let you know.

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    Cheers!

    Something along the lines of AUM_Setup.exe or similar i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    Cheers!

    Something along the lines of AUM_Setup.exe or similar i think.
    Sorry, I've looked right through and can't find it!

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