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Will SBS 2008 boot without "Redirected Folders" present??

I have to resize (shrink) a partition (in ESXi5) which my server's 'Redirected Folders' sits on.

I have to eliminate this (E:) drive (this is a separate datastore than the O/S is on), in order to get the new one mount the resized (shrunken) disc....then restore data (w/permissions of course) back to the new partition then delete the old one.

Does anyone know if SBS 2008 will boot without the "Redirected Folders" available or will it crash?

please advise.
Thanks!
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XChangingIT
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Abbas HaidarCommented:
it will boot properly, but you can always disable the folder redirection before restart and re-enable when you finish working on partitions.
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Glen KnightCommented:
The redirect is only used by client machine so there is no reason why it won't boot.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
I was looking up disabling folder redirection and it states policy manipulation which id rather stay away from doing cause we have so much more going on with this resizing issue.  

would you recommend disabling folder redirection within each user's properties?

thanks for your quick response!
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Personaly I would attach a temporary drive, use the "Move User Redirected Documents Data" wizard in the SBS console to move to the temp location, make your drive changes, and use the wizard to put them back.
This way, always available and permissions are sure to be properly reset.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
RobWill yes i like that idea.  Do you know if there are *some* users doing some light document work if this will still work "on the fly"?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I suspect it will still work, but I would strongly discourage it as they could loose changes to open files.
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GeodashCommented:
SBS is VERY picky, use RobWill's suggestion! It is best to do it after hours, but users should not lose any connectivity to "redirected folders". This is what the migration wizards were designed for in SBS.
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