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Old 26-05-2007
Jeff
 
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copy shares and share info using Robocopy?

Hi,

I'm trying to copy 222 user home directories from one Windows 2003
Server to another.
Everything worked great, except the share names and actual sharing did
not copy over. I really, really, really don't want to sit there and
re-share 222 folders manually.

Did I miss something? I thought I read that Robocopy can copy the
share information as well, but I don't see it in any of the commands
and I can't get it to work.

Thank You!!!!!!


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Old 26-05-2007
Robert L [MVP - Networking]
 
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robocopy does not copy the shares, only the NTFS permissions.

How toHow to use Robocopy to set permission without copying any files. The Robocopy utility included in the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit and the Windows 2000 ...

It might be worth looking into DFSR

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...s/default.mspx
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Old 28-05-2007
Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
 
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Re: copy shares and share info using Robocopy?

Veering slightly off topic, I suggest you stop sharing individual home
directories; that technique is a holdover from the past. Win2k/XP/Vista
clients are perfectly capable of mapping a drive letter to a subfolder under
a share. I share the parent folder as HOME$ (to keep it hidden from
browsing) and specify \\server\HOME$\%username% in each user's home
directory properties.
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Old 29-05-2007
mmarting
 
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RE: copy shares and share info using Robocopy?

after copy the info, you can try to export the registry folder -->
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares]

from the original server to the target server. Remember that if you copy the
info to the target server on another path (ex: Z:\ --> Y:\) You need to
modify the export registry file with the new path. Good Luck.

P.D: Sorry for my english.
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Old 09-03-2010
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Re: copy shares and share info using Robocopy?

I found the nice software CopyRight2 from a company called Sys-Manage. It copied all my shares including NTFS file permissions to our new server without any problems.

You can find some more information on their web site
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