migrating data and securities from Win 08R2 to Win 2012 Data Center

Posted on 2013-11-26
Last Modified: 2014-08-19
I am a rookie, so I have been going through this site, and found lots of ways to migrate my data, but I did not find anything in regards to making sure my securities and shares migrate as well.  I have approx 900 shares on my Win 08R2 box I really do not want to have to go through recreating them.  Recommendations, suggestions or ideas.  Thanks in advance for all help offered.
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ID: 39680234
1st let me know the source server and target servers are in same somain or different domains ?


You want to migrate server itself to new domain, how it is ?

If you have both servers in same domain, then you can use Robocpy to copy all of your data along with security permissions on new server
Please check my answer to one question on the same site.

Once you get copied all data to new server then you can Export shares registry on old server and restore it on target server to restore shares as well.
Share registry to export: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanServer\shares

If you want to migrate file server itself to new domain, then you need to use ADMT tool for that.


Author Comment

ID: 39681757
Yes, both servers are on the same domain, however they do not reside on the same VLAN.  I thought RoboCopy would do some of the work.  I was not clear on my shares.  I will try it here the first of next week, as a trial run.  If the trial goes as you explain. then I will credit your solution.

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Expert Comment

ID: 39681764
Are they seperated by WAN ?


Just in same data center but in different VLANs?

and what is approximate data size ?


Author Comment

ID: 39690957
No, they are not separated by a WAN, they are in the same building one is in our data center and the other is on my work bench.  I am prepping it to move into the center once the data has been successfully  transferred.  I am looking to move approx. 5TB of data.  I would like to do a trial run, move say about 200GB any problem with that idea?


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Mahesh earned 500 total points
ID: 39691038
it would be great advantage (Copy Speed) if both servers are in same VLAN till the time of migration.
Antivirus software on both servers will have likely some effect (bit slowness) on the copy process specially Mcafee\Symantec is there.
Also you have to have read share and NTFS permissions on data to be copied to avoid access denied errors.
Anyways Robocpy will do your job, please check with trial run.

Alternatively you can use File Server Migration Toolkit


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