forwarding mapped drives to a new server with a cname

I am merging 3 servers into one server but, I have static mappings to one of the servers. What is the because to have the mapping forwarded to the new server without user intervention? I was told that a DNS CNAME might work
jfhollowaySr. Systems AdministratorAsked:
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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
You can do a CNAME DNS entry but I would recommend doing it right the first time. This means you can either change all mappings individually or script them. When I rolled out our new fileserver I rewrote the login script for mapped drives with the new hostnames.
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
If you are referring to copying over the same shares from the source server with permissions this read will point you in the right direction
jfhollowaySr. Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Let me explain it better. Our users have the F:\ drive statically mapped to server Win1 which is where the files currently reside. I am migrating those files to server Win2 but, instead of having to touch every PC I would like to see if there is a way to setting something on the network that will redirect file requests to the new server without the users knowing that it is being done. Something like when you go to one web address a CNAME will forward the request to a different URL.
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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
How are your users being mapped to the share(s)? Are you using a login script? Or are you assigning them by hand?
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
You can achieve this using a gpo setting the path in their my documents folder.
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
jfhollowaySr. Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Right now the drives are mapped at the individual desktop. I have tried to over-write the local mapping using a GPO but, it doesn't seem to be working.
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
1.  Where are the user's files right now?  source server?
2.  Where do you want them to go ?  Destination server?
3.  If you right-click the my documents folder on the desktop and click properties where is it pointing to?

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jfhollowaySr. Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
source server is a w2k8 server we'll call win1 the destination is a w2k12 server called win2. the directory is win1\home_dir\%home directory%.
Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:

Sorry for the late reply I have been busy at work.

I can send you a copy of the login script I currently use in my domain. This script maps drives at logon. It will remove and add whatever network drives you want. I can help you modify it to your own systems.

The best way to do what you want to do is as I said before.
-Run net share on all file servers to gather the shares and share locations
-Run a scripted robocopy so as to move files and folders while maintaining your current permissioning structure
-Recreate the shares in the new locations based off of the old share names and update the login script I am offering

This will accomplish everything you want. If you need help with any of these steps I will gladly walk you through them.
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
I have attached the gpo you should be working with.  Use the dropdowns and server path to best fit your scenario.  Being that the users already have folders in their home directories the shot I sent you may be the best scenario.

in your case you will just need \\win2 (without the users)
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