Avatar of carilou
carilou
Flag for United States of America asked on

Transferring profiles from Windows 2008 RDP server to Windows 2012 RDP server

We have an existing Windows 2008 R2 RDP server with 20 user profiles.  When we configured the 2008  server, we created one drive partition (C) as we didn't want to run into space issues on the system drive.  We are now going to migrate to a new 2012 RDP server that has a system drive (C) and a D drive.  We would like to put the profiles on the server in the D drive, not the C drive as there is much more space available.  Ultimately our goal would be to be able to copy the existing profiles to the new server but would be ok with creating all new profiles and copying the data into each profile.  How can we accomplish this?
* RDPWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2008

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
carilou

8/22/2022 - Mon
aravind anche

If you want to keep the settings then it's probably best to use roaming profiles. That would ensure the registry settings follow the user. If it's an active directory domain, then it's fairly easy to convert the profiles to roaming.

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/435685-moving-existing-users-from-local-profiles-to-roaming-redirection
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28702099/Best-way-to-migrate-profiles-from-Windows-Server-2008-to-Windows-Server-2012-both-Remote-Desktop-Servers.html
carilou

ASKER
If we do that, won't the profiles automatically end up on the C (system) drive?  That is what we are trying to prevent.  We want the profiles to be on the D drive on the new server.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
carilou

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
carilou

ASKER
We found that it was easier to start from scratch with just a C drive.
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck