Transfer files from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

Posted on 2010-11-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a SBS 2003 environment and a SBS 2008 environment. I need to transfer files from the 2003 SBS side to the SBS 2008 side (different domains). I can connect to the SBS 2008 side from the SBS 2003 side using the UNC path, but I must provide credentials each time. The application that is attempting to send the files does not have the capability to execute a command prior to initiating the file transfer. I also understand that I am not able to create trust relationships in a SBS environment. What would you suggest to accomplish this task?
Thanks in advance,
Question by:nriacone
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set up a user on both servers with the same username and password.

then log on using that user on the computer you are using the program from

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ahdfx earned 750 total points
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Credentials each time?  How many times are you going to need to transfer files? once?
Do both servers have the same local domain names?

You could use a different file copy protocol such as FTP.

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The system will be transferring files at the rate of at least once every hour. I am waiting on feedback from the two software providers on each side to determine if the batch file solution I created will be acceptable.
Brendanmeyer: Will you solution work with two different domains. I would think that I would still need to provide credentials each time in the form of <domain name>\<username>.
Adhdfx: The servers have different local domain names.
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brendanmeyer earned 750 total points
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im am unsure if it will work with two different domains

your could try following http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306541
-How to Manage Stored User Names and Passwords
-Add an Entry

for the user you intent to be copying files over from

Author Comment

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The customer decided that they no longer had a need to transfer files between the two systems. I would like to award balance of the points equally between the two respondents.

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As per my last comment, the customer no longer had a need to transfer files between the two systems. Therefore I am splitting the points between the two repsondents.

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