I have built a new Server 2012 R2 host to use as a file server.
Our current Server 2008 R2 file server is past the end of it's life and needs to be deleted.
I have 2 questions:
1. Is there a way to replicate all of the files across to the new host and make sure they retain their permissions & share settings? I have used Robocopy in the past to replicate the files, folders & permissions, but I always had to recreate the shares myself.
2. My plan is after the shares have been replicated, I will rename the old host to something else, then rename the new host to be the same as the old one (so any hyperlinks to files on these shares will be unaffected. Would this work?