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is it possible to import server 2003 registry keys into server 2008 and retain the permissions?

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I have to split a 2003 server into 2 separate machines to host a large number of shared folders. I would like to export the registry key for those shares from the 2003 server and import them into the 2008 server. I can do that to help create the share itself, but the permissions do not get appropriately applied. Is this possible to do?
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If you use Windows Server Backup to backup the shares and there contents, you should be able to restore them with the correct permissions. Have done that before successfully from one Server 2000 to Server 2003. Not sure if it works from Server 2003 to Server 2008.
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What about using Robocopy ? keeping all the permissions of course... /sec
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Thanks for both answers. I will try them both on a limited basis. It is rather hard to work with the amount of data that is involved, over 1.5 TB with 3,000+ shares. As you can see, we needed to break that server up just a little bit!

Again, thanks and I will post the outcomes of both solutions.
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One more option for you... Scriptlogic's SecureCopy product:

http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/securecopy/
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Scriptlogic's SecureCopy is the ticket. There is a little catch though. You have to purchase a license for both the source and destination server. I find that a little strange, but that is what we did and things worked. I am still tweaking the permissions issues, but looks like all is well.

Thanks Guys!!!
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Excellent utility, just a little expensive and their licensing is a little strange, but it works great!!!
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