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Win2K / DC / NAS - File server move

By angry_white_male ·
We're upgrading our servers.

Our current set up is a Win2K Server which acts as our Domain Controller, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and our main file server. The server itself is off warranty, about 5 years old, and eating up too much rack space.

The plan is to move all of the files to a NAS - all network shares, user home directories and user profiles. The Domain Controller, AD, DNS and DHCP will be moved to another server.

The first step is to move all of the files to the NAS. Is there a good migration tool or best practices that will preserve permissions and make changes to the Active Directory structure so I'm not making the changes for about 100 employees one at a time?

The DC/AD/DNS/DHCP move is fairly straight forward, however I'm not finding good info out there on how to do the file server end of things. I'd rather do it the easy way than spend the entire weekend messing around with permissions and changing directory paths in everyone's profile.


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Wrong forum.

by deepsand In reply to Win2K / DC / NAS - File s ...

This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

It properly belongs in "Technical Q&A," not in "Discussions." Please re-post there.

Not only will you be more likely to attract the attention of those seeking to provide answers, but you will also make it easier for those seeking discussions to find such.

Thank you.

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by angry_white_male In reply to Wrong forum.

My bad... thanks.

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It's a common error, owing to the structure of TR

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The current structure of TR does not lend itself to easily & clearly guiding one to the proper forum; this has been observed and commented upon by many.

Since TR has decided to not address the problem at this time, several of us do, when the occasion arises, attempt to steer people to the correct forum.

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