Is there an easy way to migrate users redirected folders from Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2?

Posted on 2013-09-08
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Last Modified: 2013-10-07
Just wondering if there is an easy (without having to buy a 3rd party tool) way to migrate users redirected folders from Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2.

Users launch Xenapp 5 Published desktops. Users currently have Server 2003 style profiles with folder redirection in place for my documents etc (as XenApp 6.5 hosts are Server 2003).

Our new XenApp 6.5 farm is Server 2008 R2 based (and so is the profile/redirected folders host). Currently I am using a robocopy script to copy the users files and folders (1 user at a time).

However since the folder structure is different between 2003 & 2008 R2, I have to manually move my pictures etc after the copy is complete.

Is there an easier way? We have a few hundred users to get through.
Question by:Howzatt
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jmanishbabu earned 2000 total points
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Transfer the redirected data from the Source Server to the Destination Server. When you finish migratingyou will enable folder redirection on the Destination Server

Use Robocopy to transfer all user redirected folders to the destination server .

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Cool, so that is pretty much what I have done. But still same issue remains with the difference with the folder layouts between the 2 profile types.

Eg Server 2003 style profile has My Pictures, My Movies etc inside the My Document folder. In the Server 2008 R2 style profile, the My Pictures, My Movies, etc folders are all located in the root of each user profile folder instead of inside the my documents folder.

So with Robocopy, I currently do the following for each user (not quoting the exact commands. These are just descriptions):
* Move My Pictures from \\old server\home\username\my documents\my pictures to \\new server\home\username\my pictures
* Move My videos from \\old server\home\username\my documents\my videos to \\new server\home\username\my videos
* Move My etc
(So now the my pics, videos etc are in the new location and they have also been removed from the my docs folder on the old server)
* Copy My Docs from \\old server\home\username\my documents to \\new server\home\username\my documents

I don't really know an easier way of moving the content for all users across besides running this script for each user 1 by 1.

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