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How do I move the NTDS and SYSVOL folders to a different hard drive?

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I inherited a server where the NTDS and SYSVOL folders were in the same RAID-5 hard drive.  I'm trying to upgrade the RAID-5 volume with much highter capacity (I'm replacing the hard drives with bigger hard drives).  I want to temporarily move the NTDS and SYSVOL folders to the RAID-1 volume within the same server that currenlty has the OS.  Could someone please shed some lights on how I should be going about doing this?

The server is a Windows 2000 server with SP4.

Thanks for your help
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Lee W, MVP earned 50 total points
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The following is a newgroup article which appears to answer this exact question:
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=Move+NTDS+SYSVOL&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=234a01c1f9e5%24ea48ef80%24a4e62ecf%40tkmsftngxa06&rnum=2

But, is this your only DC?  If so, I'd recommend getting another one ASAP.

If not, then just DCPROMO it to REMOVE active Directory.  Then re-run DCPROMO and put AD back, storing the AD folders on a new drive.

Also, these may help:

ow to move a Windows 2000 installation to different hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=249694
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Thanks leew for your solution.  This DC is just one of three DCs we have in our site.  The solution you pointed out doesn't mention about how to relocate the SYSVOL folder.  I might just decide to dcpromo the DC and re-install AD after the upgrade.
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