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    Question Roaming profile migration failed using Windows explorer manual copy

    Hi All,

    I'm at the final stage of migrating an old demoted DC server, now I'm stuck in migrating/copying the roaming profiles of the users from the old win2k server (oldServer1) into the new win2k3 server (newServer1)

    there are lots of profiles which points into the old server:
    \\oldServer1\profiles\user1
    \\oldServer1\profiles\user2
    \\oldServer1\profiles\user3
    .
    .
    .
    \\oldServer1\profiles\userN
    in the ProfilePath

    I'd like to move it into:
    \\newServer1\profiles\user1
    \\newServer1\profiles\user2
    \\newServer1\profiles\user3
    .
    .
    .
    \\newServer1\profiles\userN
    I tried to copy paste from my DOMAIN\Administrator account but it is failed to copy ?
    i cannot even browse inside the directory of user1 until userN ?
    is there any fastest way to do the copy process rather than "taking ownership" for each of those directory one by one ? [hopefully by taking ownership the user will still be able to use their profile normally]

    Thanks.

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    You can use Robocopy to move the folder's and keep the ACL intact.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    If you get any corrupt profiles, this tool is always usefull.

    Reprofiler – Repair Tool of the Week | Technibble

    Also for moving profiles see

    12Ghosts ProfileCopy Homepage

    and

    Migrate Roaming Profiles and Remote Home Folders

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    robocopy \\oldserver\profiles \\newserver\profiles /b /mir /sec

    the /b tells it to work in "backup mode" so it can read files even though you wouldn't normally have permission; the /mir mirrors file contents; the /sec copies permissions

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    thanks guys for the reply.

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    Did it all work alright in the end Albert?

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