sbs2003 to sbs2008 Redirected folder migration

Posted on 2010-04-04
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I am trying to finish up an SBS2003 to SBS2008 migration.  All has gone pretty smooth smooth so far but I have been unable to copy the redirected "My Documents" folders from the 2003 box to the 2008 box.  When using the Robocopy scenario I get nothing but access denied errors in the log file.  Seems to be a permissions issue when I try to copy manually also.  I have gone into GPO and made sure that the grant user exclusive rights is disabled.  Really having trouble with this one.  Please help!!

Question by:Teknikl1
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Shreedhar Ette earned 1000 total points
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I may need to go through a few steps to help you, but we can fix this problem. on SBS 2008 the default for users folder redirection is setup on the c: drive is this still the case and if you have changed it how did you change it?
You do not neccessarily need robocopy for coping the files into the redirected folders, more importantly is the permissions each folder has and the share permissions has. Can you report here what one users folder permission has and the folder - folderRedirections has, which should have a share name of RedirectedFolders, I would also like to know the share permissions on the smb share.
Did you use the wizard to create these users or folders, or have you attempted to do this manually?
This is good for now, please let me know the answers to these questions and we can go from there.

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Thanks guy's!!!  Turned out to be a permissions issue on the sbs2003 box.  Somehow perms on the users folders had been replaced with admin only.  Once perms where corrected I was able to manually move folders successfully.


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