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How to change User Shared Folders from default C: to D: data drive

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I'm setting up a new SBS 2003 Server for the first time myself. By default when I setup the first user it assigns their User Shared Folder to the C:  However this setup is going to have several users with alot of data and I'd like to relocate this directory to the D:  I doubt it's as easy as cutting and pasting it.

What I'm actually trying to accomplish (and maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree):
I want the end users' Documents and settings to all be stored on the server and I want them to work off of that *and* I want that to be on the D: drive data partition.

I'm sure this is simple, can I get a little help? and thanks
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You can certainly move all the Data Directories in an SBS to alterante locations on the server - I have attached to this an official Microsoft paper on how to go about doing this for each component on the SBS.

As for storing the "Documents and Settings" folder from each workstation on the server, this is not possible. That folder will always store a cached copy of the user's profile and must always remain local on each workstation. However - you can store the user's profiles on the server by using roaming profiles (http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/b41402c2-c982-4bfb-891e-91b47f211e181033.mspx), and then use Folder Redirection to redirect user's My Documents and other special folders to a separate share on the server (http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Profile-Folder-Redirection-Windows-Server-2003.html)

-tigermatt
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