Best way to move a share between 2008R2 servers?
Posted on 2011-02-18
Currently using 2008R2 and simple unc mapping for shares, I want to move a share \\server\backup_share to \\new-server\backup_share.
a) With only a couple of servers, is it worth doing Distributed File Services (DFS) and can I use DFS to move a single share to a the new server and leave old shares alone?
b)What is the best way to handle the clients, if I manually move a share and need to update all the clients machines to point to \\new-server\backup_share - is there a software or scripting program that will do this automatically? What about links within files, like an Excel file linking via unc to another excel file?
c) Some users were originally on 2003 SBS and have their home and document directories redirected to the server. What is the best way to handle that?