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help me move my user profiles

By tgfo62 ·
I have put up a new server on the same domain and have been able to copy over approximately 1/2 of the user profiles (roaming) that are on my network. However, the balance of them give me access denied, or file in use errors when I try to copy the profile. I have taken ownership of the profile, as well as made sure the particular people are logged out of the network.

Is there an easier way to move the profile to the new server without the hassle I'm experiencing?


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by BFilmFan In reply to help me move my user prof ...

My advice is:

If the file is in use, the users' systems are still connected to the network.
Notify them that the system will be down for maintenance and then perform the work logged in as the Administrator account for the domain.

The information here may be of assistance:;en-us;243420

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by tgfo62 In reply to

As I stated the users are logged out, and in most cases the machines are even shut down. Did all of this change as administrator, even to taking ownership of the profiles, however, still have some that will not copy. Thanks for trying, but am familiar with roaming profiles, etc. Just cannot understand why I cannot move the profile from one server in the domain to another server in the same domain.

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by BFilmFan In reply to help me move my user prof ...

Thanks for the followup info. Is the server running Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or better; or, is it a Windows 2003 server?

My team and I are discussing this one amongst ourselves as we haven't seen this issue before and are interested in the resolution.

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by tgfo62 In reply to

it's a w2k server with current service packs and updates. i haven't seen this before either so I'm perplexed as well. Let me know if you come up with something. Thanks!!

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