I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out how to remove existing 8.3 filenames from Windows 2008 Server. I disabled 8.3 file naming in the registry but that is for any new files. For any existing files I need to remove those 8.3 filenames.
Windows 2008 R2 the fsutil has a command to remove them (fsutil 8dot3name strip /s /v K:\) but regular Windows 2008 Server (not R2) doesn't have that command. I also read that I can copy a directory to a new directory and it will not have the short filenames. The problem is that there are a lot of links, shares and applications that will break if I copy the directories to new directories.