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How to export/import share settings when migrating file servers?

Moving file servers (2008 R2 to 2012), i.e. installing new 2012 and moving data from 2008 R2.
Using Robocopy (works great and maintains NTFS fine -  all tested) to copy over everything, but unsure about how to best deal with shares and permissions.
I can easily recreate it after I copied everything over, but read somewhere that I can export the share settings from the registry of the existing file server to the new file server.
Has anyone done this for 2008 R2 as source (export from) to 2012 as destination (import into)? Appreciate some details. Cheers :-)
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Laszlo Denes
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Chirag NagrekarSystem AnalystCommented:
You can directly use File server migration toolkit to move files / folder with NTFS shares and security permissions.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10268
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Laszlo DenesAuthor Commented:
Appreciate that but that would require me to start all testing again.
Also from what I have read 2012 is not support for this.
Supported Operating System

Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

So I would appreciate any/all insights re. my original question :-)
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Chirag NagrekarSystem AnalystCommented:
Check this.. This may help you.

http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000427
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Laszlo DenesAuthor Commented:
That looks good thanks.
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