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How to change folder redirection to a new server

We currently have a policy in place that redirects all users My Documents to a file server.  The existing file server is a Windows 2000 server.  We want to move all the documents to a new Windows 2008 r2 server.  We have a mixture of Windows XP and Windows 7 workstations for the users.  Can I:

1.  Manually copy all the user folders from the old server to the new server using XCOPY source destination /o
2.  Then change the GPO to read  \\newserver\users\%username%

and everything will be good to go?  I have read so many conflicting ways of doing this.  Thanks!
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
You are correct move user profile data using robocopy or xcopy or File server migration tool then change the profile path in folder redirection policy.
drummer1960Information Security OfficerAuthor Commented:

What are the correct switches for Robocopy?  I want to copy the ownership, permissions, etc. over to the new location exactly as it currently is on the existing file server.  Thanks!
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
robocopy “source address” “destination address” *.* /mir /sec
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