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I have an old Windows  2008 32-bit server that is acting as a domain controller and also has a couple of shares on it (called N1).  I would like to migrate the shares/data to a new 2012R2 server (called N2).  we have a lot of users who have the shares on N1 mapped.  I can copy all the data with robocopy and duplicate the share names/security.  What is the easiest way for the users to still be able to access their data/share?   Could I rename N1 and then rename N2 to N1?  The fact that N1 is a domain controller concerns me with that. Do I need to demote it first?  Will Active Directory remember that "N1" was already used and complain if I try to rename N2 to "N1"?  Any suggestions as to the best way not to disrupt user access would be appreciated.
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Larry Struckmeyer MVP earned 1500 total points
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Once the shares are on the new server, and assuming you don't have any XP or older systems in use,  use Group Policy to map the shares to the new location.  The GPO has "replace" options so the drive S = old server\share name becomes, if you wish, S = new server\share name.
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