Moving users files to new server
Posted on 2013-12-06
Hi Experts, hope you can help me with this.
I am in the process of moving users folders from an old 2003 server to a new Win 2012 server, both of which are currently domain controllers although as soon as the transfers are complete the old one will be retired.
The users folders are currently set in the users AD account under profile - home folder - connect and is set as U \\servername\users\username. There is no GPO policy for folder redirection set that I can see, they all say not configured.
When I change the servername to the new servername everything initially seems ok in that the U: drive now maps to the new server and the My Documents (or library) also points to the new server.
However I have 2 issues:-
1. The offline files are still trying to sync to the old server and while I can setup a new sync manually on the client PC there seems to be no way of deleting the old one. These always set themselves up automatically when I setup a new computer so have never had to do anything manually before. Should they not change with the moving of the path in the user profile? There seems to be nothing set in the GPO for offline files.
2. The recent documents links on the users computer are now broken as they point to a UNC path of the old serve instead of the mapped drive. Anyone no of an easy way to update these to the new path.
If anything is no clear please let me know and I will try to clarify.
Thanks in advance