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Migrating to a new Domain Controller

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We currently have a domain controller on Windows Server 2003 that also acts as a file server. We are planning to migrate to windows server 2008 but I will be seperating the function of the file and print server to 2 different servers. In our current active directory, on each new user we set the home directory under Profile. Is there a way to change this for all the users in our environment to a new server location without changing it for each user?

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There are several approaches you can take.

If your home directories are all under the same share, and named after the users, then you can actually use the GUI to change multiple users at once by setting the path to \\server\share\%username%.

An even better way to do this is by Group Policy.  Try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816313

Last, but not least, you can script these changes using PowerShell and Quest's AD cmdlets, found here: http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx

That should be enought to get you going.  If you need more help with one of those methods, let me know.

Good luck!
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