I know what I am going to ask is gonna seem a little silly, but before you ask yourself "Why is he doing that?", know that this is just a temporary fix.
We have 2 Windows 2003 SP2 boxes, 1 is to be decommissioned (box A), the other is our new storage server (box B).
We have a bunch of users connecting to box A right now using local drive mappings (persistent). The data they are connecting to needs to be moved to box B ASAP as box A has to go back to Dell. The plan is create login scripts and have all users connect to box B after we have taken the time to create a new directory structure for departmental drives, setup group policies, etc.
But for the mean time, we just want to get the data off box A. The idea is to move the data tonight after hours, decommission box A and then create a second NetBIOS name for box B, using box A's old name. This way we don't have to change the drive mappings until later, and can do it all by script.
We found this Microsoft KB article:
This is the closest we got to accomplishing what we need to do in a pinch. However, it says it won't work for persistent drive mappings. If we were doing it all by script, it wouldn't be an issue to begin with....
Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this work? With or without DFS?