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DFS Guidance 2003 / 2008 / 2008R2

Currently I have one 2003R2 Domain Controller with DFS installed - all of our clients point to the DFS for all shared files.  I am adding a new 2008R2 file server and a new 2008 Domain Controller.  I have forest and domain prepped to 2008 active directory.
I need guidance on how to move all of the files and their security to the new 2008R2 File server.  Then I plan on removing DFS from the Old 2003R2 file server.
Do i need to set up DFS on the new 2008 Domain Controller or on the 2008R2 File Server?

Once all this is migrated I want to know if I can set up replications to offsite 2003R2 Domain Controllers.

Thank you in advance
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
As quoted from Miles Zhang:

If the target server and original one are in the same domain, I think you may consider using File Server Migration Toolkit to migrate file share from the old emergency server to the new server. This toolkit can also help us to perverse all the security setting of the files on the new server.

Please consider referring to the Whitepaper to perform the file server migration.
File Server Migration Toolkit Whitepaper
The FSMT can be available via following link.
Download: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.2
If they are not in the same domain, you may also use DFSutil.exe to export and then import the root server information, which including the UNC links to the file server shares. This can fulfill the migration task.
Please see the following useful Directory Service blog.
Migrating your DFS Namespaces in three (sorta) easy steps

BFanguyAuthor Commented:
using robocopy is working fine, thanks
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
No problem!

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