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Proper W2K Move

By adeal ·
I've built a new server to handle all file and print sharing. Is it possible just to copy over the shares and permissions and rename the server? Or is there some gremlin with the SID that makes this a bad idea, and I'll be forced me to visit each workstation and point them to the new server for file sharing and printing?

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by HighOrbit In reply to Proper W2K Move

Give it an alias in WINS or DNS (CNAME) that matches the old server name (when it's switched off of course!) then you don't have to re-map anything!

That way the name doesn't matter... after all all the name does is give you the IP!!

I haven'theard of a way to copy shares as such, so I imagine they would have to be recreated.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Proper W2K Move

I tested this by creating two servers, robocopying the shares, taking the first server offline, and renaming the second. The workstations saw the shares on the "new" server and the printers, like nothing had changed. The only other thing that needs to be done is the reserved IP address has to be deleted and re-created with the MAC address of the "new" server, in DHCP. No work had to be done in DNS, and I don't use WINS with 2K. Thanks though.

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