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Migrating users profiles folders to server 2008 r2

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I have done the migration from server 2008 to server 2008 r2 (new box). But the users profiles folders are still on the old server 2008, which I haven't dcpromo yet. I went into group policy management under user configurations an it is empty. The main taks is to move all the profile folder from the old server to the new and retire the 2008 server. All the settings for sharpoint and logins are in the user profiles old the olde server.
How can I solve this mess?

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Bob
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by:SuperTaco
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Are these roaming profiles?  Robocopy the profiles over and create the GPO for the roaming prpfiles.  Are the profiles listed in AD?
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by:rlgboston
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Some are roaming and some are local on the LAN.
How do I create the GPO to have their profiles point to the Users Directory like the old DC?
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the roaming directory or the local machine profile?  If you want roaming, set up a share and point the users profiles to that share by going to Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> System - > User Profiles.  I would create a separate GPO for this.  You can set up folder redirection in

user config > windows settings > folder redirection to
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by:rlgboston
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Do I copy all the profiles from the old DC (C:\users) to the new DC (C:\users)?
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that generally what I do
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Is the default path c:\users on the new server?
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No.  that's the path for the local profile.  the path heres is the one you create.  See if this gives you any help

http://www.pctips3000.com/how-to-create-and-define-roaming-user-profiles-for-domain-users-in-windows-server-2003/
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Ok, that makes sense.
How about users that are roaming and remote desktop users?
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that is or raoming users. you can ither keep the profiles local to the terminal servers, or use the domain roaming profiles, or create different roaming profiles  You just create a different GPo for each situation.  This will point you in the right directions this is for roaming profiles on terminal services.
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