Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:25 PMWe are planning on migrating our file server 2003 SP2 to a server 2008 R2 virtual machine. We have been testing this using the file server migration wizard. Everything seems to be testing out okay so far while testing with a small test share. My question is; if we copy over one of our live shares but uncheck the option to "stop sharing source files" and go through with finalizing it, will it affect the source server in any way? We want to be able to test further and log in the target server as different users with different rights and see that everything is exactly the same, but want the source server to continue working with no changes. We would be testing this during working hours and don't want any users to be affected.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:55 AMModeratorHi,
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
Yes, we can unselect the option "Stop sharing source folders" to maintain the shared folders on source file servers after migration is finished. Whether the files still reside on the source file server (before the files are migrated) or not, we can continue to access the files by using their original UNC path. For example, if \\FS1\Teams and \\FS1\Templates are the original UNC path to the source folder. We can disable "Stop sharing source folders" in file server migration wizard. We should be able to access it via the original UNC path with this migration configuration.
Have a nice day.
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