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What is the quickest way to migrate terminal server 2008  user data from C:\Users  to D:\Users ?

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I have inherited a terminal server 2008 used by 4 users .. The C drive has a 50 gig capacity and has 300 meg free space .
There is a D drive that has 500 gb and 485 gig free .
I would like to migrate the existing users seamlessly so that the users can continue to store work and have the upside storage data that the D drive affords .. Is there a step by step guide or too which can accomplish this ?
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Question by:Andre P
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by:Tomas Valenta
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Hi,
in most cases C drive has pagefile and sometimes help to move it to second drive. Other way should be to configure folder redirection by GPO and redirect most of folders to D drive.
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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I assume the drive is PARTITIONED - in which case, just move the existing data on D: off the drive, delete the d: drive and expand the C: drive.  RDS / Terminal Servers should NOT have small C: drives.  It's way more of a hassle trying to relocate everything.
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by:Andre P
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The D drive is a separate drive
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Is this a RAID partitioning?  I don't think ANYONE ever made a 50 GB drive.

I'd setup folder redirection for the users.
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by:Andre P
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You were right . I was given wrong information .
it is a partition .  Can I simply resize on a server 2008 r2 ?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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So long as you can DELETE the D: drive (at lease temporarily), YES.
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