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I plan to add additional storage to my windows 2000 server which holds all the user accounts for my company network.  

I would like to move all of the user folder to the new drive.  How do I ensure that the O/S still knows where all of the user files are?
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We do this pretty often and what we have used the xcopy command and Secure Copy (3rd Party) in the past.

How to use XCopy:   http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=323007

Secure Copy:  http://www.whitehatinc.com/w2ktools/securecopy/

If you xcopy, you will have to recreate your share points.  The profile path in AD should stay the same as long as you are not changing the servers or the share name.
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Be careful here.  Simply moving them will not transfer share and NTFS permissions:

This MS Knowledge Base article will help you move the shares:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=125996

XCOPY with the /O and /E switches will copy the files, including ACL
and ownership information.


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I should have clarified that information was in addition to cfairly...not a correction to it.
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