Moving Location of Folder Redirection

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a client that installed two new Hard Drives in their SBS 2008 server and they're looking to move the folder redirection for their user folders to the new drives.

Is there a way to move the location of the folder redirection to the new drives without losing what is in the user folders or screwing up the permissions?

if anyone could at least point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it greatly!

Question by:binaryjunky
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    As I understand relocating certain default shares (such as the Users' Redirected Documents on SBS 2008 is best done using the provided Wizard (SBS Console, Backup and Storage, Server Storage).

    I am trying to use this on a client's server, but am getting the following error:

    [Window Title]
    Move Users' Redirected Documents Data
    [Main Instruction]
    An error occurred while attempting to move the Users' Redirected Documents data.
    An error occurred while querying for the user's Redirected Folders data. This can occur if you moved the FolderRedirections folder to a different location, or if you changed the letter of the drive where the folder is located. This can also occur if files in the FolderRedirections folder are open.

    There are no open files on this share.  I have also not modified this in any way.

    Trying to Google this error is like finding a needle in a haystack...

    Has anybody got some advice ideas ?

    Expert Comment

    ROBOCOPY didn't work for me so I ended up having to unshare the shares. That seems to have been a BIG mistake!

    What is the easiest ways to CREATE new REDIRECT folders in SBS2008 from scratch. Obviously I get how to create a shared folder for a USER but how do I specify that THIS FOLDER will be the REDIRECTFOLDER for that user (for their desktop/my documents/my music etc)??


    Expert Comment

    you can create a new folder and modify the GPO that manage the redirection process to point to the new folder location

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