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How to move RedirectedFolders from Drive C to Drive D?

Posted on 2016-10-05
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I have SBS2011 and a small number of users each of whom have redirected folders (Desktop and My Documents) located on the C drive. The C drive is now getting full so I'd like to move the folders to the D drive as painlessly as possible.
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by:Adam Brown
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Copy the data from C:\ to D:\ (Robocopy's Mirroring switch is probably the best way to accomplish this), and then remove the shared folder settings on C:\, then create a share on the new folder on the D:\drive and set it to use the same name and security settings.
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Cris Hanna earned 500 total points
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Sorry to disagree.  But the correct way to do anything on a SBS server is use the wizard if there is one.

On the SBS console,  go to Backup and Storage - then Server Storage tab .

On the right side,  you should see "Move Redirected Folders"
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by:ClintonK
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Can this be done while the users are logged in?
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by:Cris Hanna
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No because you run the risk of users having things open and it will affect their profiles
Depending on how much they have, your server, etc.I would think about 20 -30 min but could be more
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by:ClintonK
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ok, thanks. A job for later out of hours. I'll report back
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by:ClintonK
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Thanks. Worked a treat and very painless.
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