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User shares in Server 2008R2

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I am not sure of this  but I figured I better ask before it goes live. I just set up a new server 2008 with the following.
C:80gb
D: 800GB (data)
E: Backup

The user shares are stored on the C: drive by default I am assuming.
How can I move them to the D: so that the C: does not run out of space? I am assuming all the users data will be stored in the shares for each profile?
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You going to have stop the share then re-create the share on the D drive.  If you have no NTFS permissions set on the folders you can just copy the data over, but make sure you have the users group set to modify on the root folder share .  If you do have groups and ntfs permissions set, then you will have to use robocopy to copy the data that will perserve the permissions or you can use Microsoft File Migration Manager:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/fsmt.aspx

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What user data are you referring too?  Are you talking about their profiles when logging onto the server through RDC?

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This is a new server no accounts on it, by default when I set up the accounts it creates the users folders right? The users data is stored in the folders under (users shares) ?

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Or do I need to even worry about it?

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I know on SBS2008 I can move the users shares using a wizard if the C: drive is filling up.
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You need to move the users profile default location:
This will help if you want to do it:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/itprovistasetup/thread/91aa8b26-2b09-4e56-955c-679b297832e1/

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What information is stored in the user shares folder on server 2008 besides there profile. Should I worry about moving it?
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