Move "users" folders to a different server

We are retiring and server that has all of our companies user directories on it and I need to move about 700 users "user" directory to a new server. What is best way to go about this?
Moving from 2003 server to 2008 r2.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
You need to do two things:

1.  Move the directories to the new server.  For this use Robocopy.exe as it will preserve all the permissions, etc.
2.  Edit users user directory in AD and I am assuming this is users home drive.  You could write a script such as below to achieve this:

Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase 'ou=OUname,dc=domain,dc=name' | ForEach-Object {
Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName -HomeDrive "F:" -HomeDirectory "\\serverName\shareName\$_.SamAccountName"

(i.e. Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase 'ou=LA-Users,dc=mydomain,dc=local' | ForEach-Object {
Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName -HomeDrive "F:" -HomeDirectory "\\LA-Server1\Users\$_.SamAccountNam")

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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
The best and the Easiest way is Backup / Restore.

You can use robocopy to.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you are using Shared storage all you need to do is detact and present the LUN to the new server. You would then re-create all of the Shares as well.

You have to re-create the shares using ANY of the above solutions above as the Shared are stored in the registry.

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