Hello all and thanks for your time and expertise.
Here's my scenario:
I have to migrate my old file server (2003 standard and contains all of the building's home directories for staff and students) to server 2008 r2. I would love to go to 2012 but budgets are brutal right now.
Anyway, I've done some research but I would love to know what you guys feel are the best practices for executing this migration. Should I use the File server Migration toolkit? Will this move and maintain my shares and permissions for those shares? Should I use robocopy. Should I use DFS, further - do you recommend using DFS for file shares (user home directories and there are many) in the future.
Just want to handle this process in the best possible way. Your recommendations are greatly appreciated.