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Changing storage drive folder redirection Windows 2003

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Hi, I have a Windows 2003 Domain server whith folder redirection already configured for about 25 users.
I´ve edited each of their permissions for Administrator to be able to see the MyDocuments and Desktop folders too so SuperFlexible File Syncronizer can backup them fine.
Now, the drive where they are running is having some issues and I want to move the redirected folders to a secondary drive without having to do it manually (assigning permissions manually to each folder again). I already have a complete backup of everything on a secondary server just in case.
Client computers are almost all Windowx XP and some Windows 7.
Thanks a lot for your help!
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Best option, out of hours, copy all the folders into the new volume you want to run it from then change the folder redirection policy.

On login, it'll then check the new volume, see that their folder already exists and use it.  If for any reason it can't find a profile folder for the user it'll create a new one and you'll need to reassign admin permissions and you'll get angry calls from users thinking they've lost all their work.

What you could do to ensure permissions are correct is to assign permissions to the parent folder (eg. D:\PROFILES\) and make sure you tick the Inheret from parent... tick box to apply admin etc permissions to ALL profile folders:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727008.aspx  <-- will help you understand the security aspect of folders in windows
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Thanks, what I did is copied all files using special parameters with SuperFlexible File Syncronizer and then changed the configuration on the Group Policy of the group that contained all users.
Thanks!
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My previous comment stated the actions I did. Thanks!
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