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Need to Copy Shares from one server to another and retain all NTFS & File Level Permissions

I'm installing a new Windows 2008 R2 server in the domain. Currently the user shares are on one 2003 server. I'd like to robocopy a user at a time to the new 2008 server and verify their permisions are correct before moving all of them. I currently run Robocopy but need assistance so this can be done correctly the 1st time.

The folder structure looks like this: e:\Users\username

I plan to maintain the same folder structure on the new server.

Can someone provide details on moving them one at a time and then move the rest?
Tony Giangreco
Tony Giangreco
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Mike KlineCommented:
Have you looked into RichCopy > GUI tool from Microsoft   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx

Robocopy works, just want to test before I write an answer containing the command.


try to use robocopy command line with /mir switch ... if you are running under windows 2003 you might want to download windows resources kit

powershell will be another scripting tool that you want to be friend with :)
I always use Vice Versa from www.tgrmn.com for this
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Try Microsoft File Server Migration Tool. It's GUI base and easy to track logs and handle.

To Download please refer below link.

Tony GiangrecoAuthor Commented:
I just installed the new server installed. I'll test the Robocopy tomorrow.
Sushil SonawaneCommented:
I will suggest you instead of robo copy try Microsoft file migration tool.  It is graphical base and very easy to work and troubleshoot the also.

Robocopy and FSMT both tools are provided by Mircosoft

Refer below question :


IT's for dfs migration but you migrate normal share folder also.
Tony GiangrecoAuthor Commented:
Worked great. Thanks

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