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Moving user home folders....

By dgemcse ·
Anyone know of a tool that will move (or copy) a user's home directory from an oild PDC to a new PDC, and RETAIN the share and NTFS permission's. While we're at it, since I have about 120 users to move to a new server, I will also need to change thepath in User Mgr.
Can't seem toi find much about this on TechNet. Would be similar to migration, however, no domain changes are involved, just want to move users's home directories with as little difficulty as possible, from a recently demoted PDC to a newly promoted PDC.
Thanx in advance!

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by Gilbert In reply to Moving user home folders. ...

The RK Toolkit has scopy that will copy files with the security settings. The other option is to use the recovery feature of your backup and specify the new PDC as the destination.

If the old PDC is to be turned off, you can rename the new PDC with the old PDC's name and not have to change the path in User Mgr.

If you have SP4, you can check into writing a script in either VBScript of JavaScript to change the directory paths. Unfortunately, the RK adduser program doesn't allow making changes to accounts, only adding or deleting.

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by allan In reply to Moving user home folders. ...

The scopy utility will do the directory move
AddUser utility will allow you to dump the user info to a spreadsheet,copy and paste the new path to all the users and then import the file back to NT.
Backup and Restore from tape is also an option.

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