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    Moving Shared Folders and Home Drives

    Chaps,

    I am confident that this has already been asked but I am just back off holiday and have come back to a number of problems that need to be solved with little time to do it.
    We have just upgraded all our existing servers to W2K3 R2 and added a couple of new boxes also at W2K3 R2. We need to move the shared area and user home folders to a new server and maintain permissions. I used to use RCOPY but this don't seem to be around on the new server.
    Can someone point me to the correct (free) utility asap.
    We also need to point all the users home folders to the new server. Any ideas for bulk changes to user profiles.
    (We are no good with scripts, never used them.)
    TIME IS SHORT.....

    Thanks

    Alan

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    Re: Moving Shared Folders and Home Drives

    Robocopy is your friend - the switches are listed in the readme...
    It's part of the resource kit tools if you already have them.. if not see http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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    Re: Moving Shared Folders and Home Drives

    Here's a useful batch file to help you out... this one mirrors from one drive to another but can be changed to do a copyall... just change the SET _what parameter according to your needs...

    @ECHO OFF
    SETLOCAL

    SET _source=\\old server\adminshare$\

    SET _dest=\\newserver\share\

    SET _what=/ZB /MIR
    :: /COPYALL :: COPY ALL file info
    :: /B :: copy files in Backup mode.
    :: /SEC :: copy files with SECurity
    :: /MIR :: MIRror a directory tree

    SET _options=/R:0 /W:0 /LOG:d:\zorro.txt /NFL /NDL
    :: /R:n :: number of Retries
    :: /W:n :: Wait time between retries
    :: /LOG :: Output log file
    :: /NFL :: No file logging
    :: /NDL :: No dir logging

    ROBOCOPY %_source% %_dest% %_what% %_options%

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    Re: Moving Shared Folders and Home Drives

    To make bulk changes to your users settings in active directory for home directory changes and profile directory chanegs use ADmodify.

    http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/...8-3e44523f32e2

    You would use something like \\server\%'sAMAccountName'%$ to reset the home folder location in ADmodify.

    Ben

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    Re: Moving Shared Folders and Home Drives

    If using 2003 server, you can also make bulk changes simply by selecting all the users you want to change, opening properties and entering the new value using %username% to represent the user name eg. \\newserver\%username%$ or \\newserver\usershare\%username%

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