I'm working on migrating from SBS 2008 to a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have a great migration plan with one exception: The organization has a shared folder that needs to be moved to the new server. This folder contains many other folders with different security settings for each one that are very important. What's the best way to do that?
My initial plan was to copy the files using Robocopy and then edit the group policy to point to the new location. However, this is a 24 hour facility and I'm worried that people will edit the files in these shares using the old share after the new share is in place but they have not rebooted yet to get the new share information from the GP. Is this a legitimate fear? How would you handle this situation?
Details in simpler terms:
The old server has a share at \\oldserver\companyfiles
New server has a new share setup at \\newserver\companyfiles
Files need to be copied to new share with same permission (share permissions are full control for everyone)
GP maps \\oldserver\companyfiles to x:
I need to change that to \\newserver\companyfiles