Migrating a Windows 2003 vm Server to a Windows 2008 vm Server

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I am running a Windows 2003 vm server in a VMware 5.0 cluster
I have just set up a new Windows 2008 server that I want to migrate the 2003 to.
Currently this is just a file sharing server that has a lot of different shares and
I am trying to find the best way to copy this data and keep all the current shares and permissions?

Question by:ahmad1467
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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    Are the DFS shares on a different disk to the OS, you could just add the disk to the 2008 VM!

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    Yes the Shares are on a different disk, if I just add the disk wil it keep the permissions in 2008

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