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How to transfer files from Windows 2003 to Widnows 2008?

    Question

  • Hi,

    I need to transfer all file from Windows 2003 to new windows 2008 server. I there a tools or way to transfer all folders and files and keep the security and sharing informations?

    Friday, August 06, 2010 1:07 AM

Answers

  • Hi Samata,

     

    You can use File Server Migration Toolkit to do so. Here’s the donwload link.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d00e3eae-930a-42b0-b595-66f462f5d87b&displaylang=en

     

    You can also use Robocopy GUI utility or command line utility to migrate the files.

     

    Robocopy GUI

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx

     

    Robocopy command line utility

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(WS.10).aspx

     

    Regards,

    Karen Ji


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    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Monday, August 09, 2010 4:35 PM
    Friday, August 06, 2010 4:04 AM
  • Hi Samata,

    FSMT is basically a tool to migrate the shared folders, you just need to choose the souce folder and select the destination folder, and click continue, it will migrate everything for you with logs automatically.

    Robocopy is a command line utility, you have to specify the command for migrating, such as copy the security permissions, specifying the retry times, and whether to save a log.... It is also done by the command line.

    Robocopy GUI is just an GUI based application, with the command that you can select, which means you don't have to type it yourself.

    You will know it when you try them yourself.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Karen Ji


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    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Monday, August 09, 2010 4:34 PM
    Monday, August 09, 2010 6:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi Samata,

     

    You can use File Server Migration Toolkit to do so. Here’s the donwload link.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d00e3eae-930a-42b0-b595-66f462f5d87b&displaylang=en

     

    You can also use Robocopy GUI utility or command line utility to migrate the files.

     

    Robocopy GUI

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx

     

    Robocopy command line utility

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(WS.10).aspx

     

    Regards,

    Karen Ji


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    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Monday, August 09, 2010 4:35 PM
    Friday, August 06, 2010 4:04 AM
  • Thanks Karen but is there a specific function that each one does?
    Friday, August 06, 2010 10:50 AM
  • Hi Samata,

    FSMT is basically a tool to migrate the shared folders, you just need to choose the souce folder and select the destination folder, and click continue, it will migrate everything for you with logs automatically.

    Robocopy is a command line utility, you have to specify the command for migrating, such as copy the security permissions, specifying the retry times, and whether to save a log.... It is also done by the command line.

    Robocopy GUI is just an GUI based application, with the command that you can select, which means you don't have to type it yourself.

    You will know it when you try them yourself.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Karen Ji


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ” This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Monday, August 09, 2010 4:34 PM
    Monday, August 09, 2010 6:24 AM
  • Thanks
    Monday, August 09, 2010 4:34 PM