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    Restoring user profiles/data to a different server

    Hi,

    I need to move user profiles/data from the backup of a failed server on to a working server.

    The profiles and home directories in AD are pointing to \\OUT_OF_ACTION_SERVER\...\... and I want this changing to \\WORKING_SERVER\...\... is there a way this could be done for en-mass for all users within a container?

    Cheers

    JUST IN CASE THIS MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE, THIS IS ON AN RM CC3 SERVER

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    I presume they are stored as \\Working_Server\Username\Home or Profile Directory?
    If that is the case, select all the users in an Active Directory OU in the same path, right click, properties and in the profile and home directory field you can use the %USERNAME% variable in the path, so for instance \\Working_Server\%USERNAME%\Home and that will replace %USENAME% with each users username

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    Cheers Bud!

    Just doing this remotely from home at the moment and want to get a group of users up and running as they've got a Monday deadline for some work.

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    Overtime claim I hope ;-)

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    Just thought, make sure the ownership of the folders and file has restored correctly as well as the permissions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Overtime claim I hope ;-)
    LOL - Time off in lieu (x1.5) which is fine by me.

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