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Anyone know how to use Robocopy....??

I have a new server which I am introducing to an existing domain and it has taken over the DC role from an old server.

I need to transfer all data from my d:\ partition on the old server and for it to transfer all the shares and permissions as well as the data across to teh new server.  I have been told to use robocopy to transfer the files and then export and import the shares from the registry - fine.  I have also made the new server exactly the same as well

Can I get away with using the following robocopy command?

robocopy \\fbspdc01\d$ d:\ /copy:datso                ?????????

basically I want EVERYTHING to come across in one swoop and to just import the reg file into the the new servers registry to bring across the shares, is what I am doing correct...?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You CAN do it with Robocopy, but I'd suggest that you use the File Server Migration Toolkit as long as your old server isn't a Server 2003.


robocopy.doc is available in the windows xp resource kit tools on the cd.  good document explains all the switches.

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