Moving Roaming Profiles to New Server
Posted on 2012-08-31
I have a load of roaming profiles and home folders to move from an old 2003 server to a 2008 server.
The problem up to now has been that I can only do them a few at a time when the users are not in and I have been using the backup and restore method using NT Backup. I was informed that this would keep existing permission but I have found it doesn’t and so I then have to go in and correct each one after which is time consuming because users cannot login after the move of their profiles and home folders.
Therefore, my plan is to bite the bullet and move the whole lot of remaining folders in one go one weekend or evening but it takes so long to go into each folder and re-create permissions so that there are no logon errors the following day for the users I have moved over to the new server.
Is there a better method tof moving the folders and that will allow me to change all the active directory permissions on the roaming profile folders and the home folders all in one go rather than having to do each users folders individually so that come Monday there are no issues with users logging on. I also need a method to change all of the Profile Paths and Home Folder paths in one go rather than doing them individually.