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Migrating shares from Windows 2003 to 2008

The registry process listed in question ID: 22512476 has always worked for 2000->2003 and 2003->2003. Can anyone confirm if this registry process for migrating shares assuming all drive letters/paths match works going from 2003 to 2008 both 32 bit and 64 bit?

Excerpt from question ID: 22512476

sure your drive letters and the data match.  Then export the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares

And also:
Windows Server 2008

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Robert Lozano

8/22/2022 - Mon

Just create a logon script and not worry about it.

net use x: /delete
net use x: \\servername\sharepath
Robert Lozano

We could be talking about moving >500 different shares all with different share permissions. This cannot be scripted easily and would have to be customized for each scenario. The reg key method has always been the easiest way to do this...just want to make sure that process still works going to 2008.

im sorry i misunderstood, registry between 2003 and 2008 i dont know, share a folder and see if the same settings show up on the 2008 registry, if so id go for it.  You also could just publish shares through AD too.
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Robert Lozano

Thanks. I'll proceed with a server build on 2008 and give it a try. If it works, I'll come back and assign you points :) Thanks, again.