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Moving directories between R2 servers.

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I have two file servers, one is Windows 2003 Server SP1 and the other (new) server is Windows 2003 Server R2.  Basically the new server is going to take the place of the old file server, more space.  I want to move my shares and directories over to the new server but keep the security on the folders and files.  Does R2 offer any easy way to do this?  Keeping both servers online permanently and using DFS is not an option since I need to reuse the old file server for another purpose.  I was thinking of upgrading the old server to R2 to facilitate the move but I don't know if there is any point to doing this.
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Copy Files/Folders with permissions and ACL’s

***Command Line Tools***

Back in the days of NT4 we used to use SCOPY for copying permissions and ACL’s with 2000 that functionality was put into XCOPY
/X copies the audit settings (as /a in SCOPY)
/O copies ACL information (same as SCOPY)
/S copies subdirectories (same as SCOPY)
But Robocopy is a much better solution
To copy files and maintain they’re NTFS permissions and more importantly their ACL (Access Control List) information. You can use Robocopy (Stands for Robust Copy)

This tool in available in the NT/2000/2003/XP resource kits and can also be downloaded here,
http://www.asia-links.com/biz/download/get.asp?productid=74&file=http://teknoweb.asia-links.com/download/robocopy.zip
Or direct from Microsoft (Full 2003 resource kit)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en

ROBOCOPY.exe usage and syntax
http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
ROBOCOPY.exe (Win XP & .Net Resource Kit ) adds more functionality
http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopyXP.html
0609 » A better way to replicate.
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBB/tip0600/rh0609.htm
5409 » How do I use Robocopy to copy ACLs without copying data?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBK/tip5400/rh5409.htm

Also see
XXCOPY http://www.xxcopy.com/index.html#contents

***GUI Tools***

Secure Copy
http://www.smallwonders.com/securecopy/secure_features.htm
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by:FrankMahon
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Thanks.  I thought that R2 had some tools to make it simpler, does it?
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Not that Im aware of - DFS was over hauled bur we are still using Robocopy and Xcopy :)
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