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How to copy share and permissions from server 2008 to server 2008?

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i have a share that i need to copy to another server.  how can i copy the share and all it's permissions on the subfolders over to another server?  both servers are 2008
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by:Mike Kline
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There are command line tools out there but I'd go with rich copy  http://blog.joeware.net/2009/04/08/1632/

I haven't tested it on 2008 but it should work.

Thanks

Mike
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Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
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by:Darius Ghassem
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I have used both I like Robocopy still a little more better then Richcopy
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by:amoos
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i will try robocopy.  i use to use it but i havent in a while.  what options should i check  to make sure all the subfolder permissions come over?
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by:ShareefHuddle
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Yes I have tested robocopy to do just this task. Then you can export the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares" and as long as your drive letters match you can import the key onto new server. If drive letters dont match then it is a little trickier. :)
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by:ShareefHuddle
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Run this on new server

"c:\windows\system32/robocopy.exe" "Z:\DATA" "d:\DATA" /e /copy:dsatou /b /mir /r:0 /w:0

Z: - is your mapped drive from old server
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by:amoos
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thank you.  i will be trying this soon
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