We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Move users home folders to new storage partition

Last Modified: 2012-05-09

We have a Windows 2008 file server (Windows 2008 domain) that is just about full. Our solution is to create another partition in our SAN and assign it to the file server. Once that is done, we want to move the users home folders over to the new space. Right now we have a script that maps the home folder for each user. My questions are, how do we go about moving the home folders while retaining permissions? Do the end users need to be out of the home folders in order to move them and do we only need to edit the login script and change the UNC path of the home folder to point to the new partition?
Watch Question
Senior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE