Folder Redirection migration

I am currently in the process of migrating our file server from Windows 2003 machine to a windows 2008 machine. All the files have copied over correctly but cannot copy the Redirected Folders. Can I just change the redirected folder location from one location to the other in AD and it will copy the folders over? How am I supposed to do this properly? Just as a point of reference I just recently migrated the Windows 2003 DC to a Windows 2008 DC and all settings migrated successfully.
TimSr. System AdminAsked:
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Are the folders still in use?  Otherwise what error are you receiving?  If it is a permissions problem you will have 'Grant Exclusive Access' property enabled in Group Policy and so you won't have permission to access the folders in order to copy them.  The solution is to take ownership, reset the permissions and then copy them.


Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
This guide might be useful when reconfiguring the permissions on the new server in order that you don't get this problem next time:

It also talks about the grant exclusive access property.


DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You should first redirect the folders back to the local computers and then redirect to new location with a new gpo

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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
This may be of help if you havent seen it already

How to dynamically create security-enhanced redirected  folders by using folder redirection in Windows 2000 and in Windows  Server 2003

it applies to 2008 also
TimSr. System AdminAuthor Commented:
OK, I am trying to move all the folders back to the machines by moving the users into a differnet security group that doesn't have folder redirection. I made sure that in the GPO that is said to "Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile when the policy is removed." My users are logging into the network today to see if this works. I will update once I know more.
TimSr. System AdminAuthor Commented:
Since all of you gave good advice I will split the points. The best option was to move all the users from current group to a new group which didn't have the Redirect Folders GPO linked to.

Thanks for all your help.
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