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Posted on 2013-05-13
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Hi there i am looking for a tool/script to be able to run from  my workstation to be able to move a users home drive from one server to another.

So say their home drive was \\server1\homes\user1

I could type the users name in and it would show me that it is currently on server1 and then offer me a drop down list that i could select server2 server3 etc and then click a move button.

it would then update their AD with the new location and then move the data.

Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Meir Rivkin
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i can give u a script which prompt u for user name, show u current hoe drive and allow u to change it (no drop down) by entering new server.
and it would be in powershell.
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by:Mark_Mckie
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That sounds interesting.

May i have a look?
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by:Meir Rivkin
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$name = Read-Host 'Enter user SamAccountName: (x to Abort)'
if($name -eq 'x'){return}
$user = (Get-ADUser -Filter {SamAccountName -eq $name}  | select 'HomeDirectory')
$msg = [string]::Format("Current home Dir [{1}], {2}", $user.HomeDrive, $user.HomeDirectory, "Enter new home dir: (x to Abort)") 
Read-Host $msg
if($msg -eq 'x'){return}
Set-ADUser $name -HomeDirectory $msg

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by:Mark_Mckie
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Will this copy the data from one server to the other?
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by:Meir Rivkin
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no, it would just update the AD HomeDirectory property.
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by:Mark_Mckie
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Do you know of any script to then move the data after it has changed the home drive path?
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by:Mark_Mckie
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Or could this script be amended.
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by:Meir Rivkin
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i'll modify the script no problem.
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by:Mark_Mckie
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Thank you very much Sedgwick
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Meir Rivkin earned 2000 total points
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here's the full script:
$name = Read-Host 'Enter user SamAccountName: (x to Abort)'
if($name -eq 'x'){return}
$user = (Get-ADUser -Filter {SamAccountName -eq $name}  | select 'HomeDirectory')
$homedir = [string]::Format("Current home Dir [{1}], {2}", $user.HomeDrive, $user.HomeDirectory, "Enter new home dir: (x to Abort)") 
Read-Host $homedir
if($homedir -eq 'x'){return}
write-output "Set$name HomeDirectory as $homedir"
Set-ADUser $name -HomeDirectory $homedir
write-output "Done"
$src = $user.HomeDrive
$dest = $homedir
write-output "copy $src to $dest"
gci $src -Recurse | Copy-Item -Destination $dest
write-output "Done"

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