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Migrating file shares from a Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2012 R2 server

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Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2003* Data Migration
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Hi,
I have created my 2012 r2 server and added the file services role. I was researching ways of copying the file shares including permissions using XCOPY when I found this article
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2014/10/29/step-by-step-migrating-a-windows-server-2003-file-server-ntfs-and-share-rights-to-windows-server-2012-r2/

I don't fully understand all the instructions in the MS Technet article. They seem more complex than using XCOPY.
My question is, which is better to copy file shares and their share/NTFS permissions? XCOPY or the instructions in the MS Technet article?
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