Adding new hard drive into Server 2003 & moving files
Posted on 2012-03-23
Quick sanity check please.
I'm popping out to put a new secondary hard drive in a Windows 2003 Server (Dell Optiplex GX400) tomorrow as the OEM fitment is only 18GB and creaking at the seams!
I'm quite happy installing drives, been supporting desktops for years but I don't fiddle much with servers so a quick question to double check I'm not going to make a rod for my own back.
Once I've popped the new drive in, is it a simple matter of moving the folder hierarchy (I'm talking data folders here, not OS obviously) over to the new drive? i.e, will all the share permissions move with the folders or will I have to set up the user access permissions again for those folders?