Moving homedirs from one server to anothre


We want to move our users homedir from our old fileserver to our new one. We want to copy the NTFS permissions and the share permissions. Is there an easy way to do this?
Sum WumAsked:
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
Yes you use robocopy to achieve same. We did its work fine and awesome. you can view all the commands from for gui use
Darius GhassemCommented:
Richcopy is the updated version of Robocopy I have started to use this over Robocopy here lately on Windows 2008 Server because of the options receive with the updated version real nice to use for folder\file migration.

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Sum WumAuthor Commented:
Daruisg: Can it copy the shares and share-permissions too?
Darius GhassemCommented:
Yes it can
I never tried richcopy for shares, learn something new everyday!

Another way to copy shares is the export the registry keys at

Below the key is a Security key that corresponds to the Share key (it has ACLs)
You can import the key(s) on the new server.
If you edit the key you will see the Share Path in the string, you can edit the drive letter / folder if they don't match up on the new server
Restart the Server service for it to take effect.
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