Copy files from one domain controller to another

I am looking for the best way to copy files from one domain controller to another (which is new)

2008r2 to 2012 r2

Our domain controller is our file server - we have home directories and shared files which have rights and privileges
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The best way to do this is using Robocopy. You can also use File Server Migration Wizard as well.

However I prefer Robocopy.

Robocopy Examples below


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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:

Your link uses SCopy, which is dated. XCopy replaced SCopy in later versions of Resource Kits. Customers with newer Resource Kits should search for XCopy instead of SCopy
For NTFS permissions, Xcopy has the /o option to save those. I haven't tested xcopy though. I have used robocopy, as mentioned by Will, which works well.

For share permissions, you can export the registry key from the 2008 server. Then, import it to the new server.  See
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