troubleshooting Question

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

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Laszlo DenesFlag for Canada asked on
Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2008
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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 :-)
Chirag Nagrekar
Cloud Automation Engineer

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