copying user files to new dc

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Sher, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Sher

    Sher Guest

    Hi all,
    I have a 2003 dc and have just setup a 2008R2 dc virtual server and a 2008R2
    file virtual server on the same domain. I need to copy the users folders to
    the 2008R2 file server.
    2003dc to 2008R2 file server (the users folders setup from AD).
    I want to try and use xcopy.
    I need for all the permissions to stay in tact.
    What would be the exact syntax to use with xcopy and will xcopy do the job
    I tried robocopy and had a problem with the sid showing up instead of the
    users name on the security tab. If you could give me a command line for
    robocopy that would work that would be helpful also.
    Thanks in advance for any help on this.
    Sher, Feb 20, 2010
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  2. Hello Sher,

    Seems that this belongs to the posting "copying from 2003 to 2008R2" from

    Use robocopy from the Windows server 2008 with the /MIR option:

    That the SID is shown instead of the user account doesn't belong to robocopy
    or xcopy. In the same domain i didn't see this behaviour before.

    It sounds for me that there is something starnge in the domain. Please post
    an unedited repadmin /showrepl from each DC here and a dcdiag /v from each
    of them.

    Just to verify, you have upgraded the schema for Windows server 2008 R2 on
    the 2003 DC and then added the Windows server 2008 R2 as member server and
    then promote it to DC in the existing domain?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Feb 20, 2010
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