I'm putting a new server in place and I want to move around 50 roaming profiles on the existing server to the new one. To the best of my knowledge the traditional way to do this is to take ownership of all of them at once on the root Profile folder as administrator, checking the box to take ownership of the child objects, and then move it and manually re-assign ownership to each individual user account. Clearly, this is not a great option for a lot of users.
My other idea is to use a backup application that can backup these folders and simply restore them to the new location, which may leave the permissions intact since the new server is a member of the same domain. I'm not sure if this would work, however.
Any suggestions from people who have done this would be appreciated!