MOVING Local users and groups as well as file shares and NTFS

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Seanymo, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Seanymo

    Seanymo Guest

    I have a Win2000 server with 8 gig mirrored boot partion, and 2) 60 gig
    drives for storage that are used for network drives, so I have file shares
    and NTFS in place. I need to reload the OS due to what i think may be a reg
    problem. I would like to know if there is a way to keep all the shares
    intacked on those 2 storage drives, as well i need to keep all the local
    groups that I have on this server. Is ther a way to export and import them
    back or any other suggetsion would be greatly appreciated...
    Seanymo, Sep 7, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    It is it not a problem to export and import the shares and keep backup of
    all the files and folder with permission. But I do not know of any supported
    way to export local groups and users and later import them back to Windows.

    Saving and restoring existing Windows shares

    As far as files and folders go -- just make ntbackup to e.g. .bkf file. When
    you restore them to rebuild server it will also restore permissions set to
    these files and folders (while the problem with local groups and users will
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Sep 7, 2005
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  3. Seanymo

    Seanymo Guest

    Thanks Miha,
    so I can import all the shares even if the the shares and NTFS are set on
    files on a storage drive that does not house the OS????? sorry for the second
    guess, but im despreate to get this back up with out all the hassle of
    shares...if you can see!!:)
    Seanymo, Sep 7, 2005
  4. Hi,

    I only know your environment from short post below. Based on that I can't
    predict what can go wrong since there could be many services that depend on
    each other somehow in the background. Best advice I can give you is to test
    :) in e.g. lab what you need to move (I know that moving shares works since
    I have done it in the past and I did it based on the article posted in my
    previous post).

    Let me know if you need any further assistance.
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Sep 7, 2005
  5. Seanymo

    Seanymo Guest

    I thank you, I will test.
    just was not sure about the shares on the storage drives
    Seanymo, Sep 8, 2005
  6. Seanymo



    Alternatively, you can use Windows Resource Kit to complete those tasks,
    since XCOPY (not in RK, it is here by default) can copy folders and files
    with AL (you can also use PERMS.EXE in RK) and PermCopy which is usefull to
    copy Share Permissions.

    COERCITAS, Sep 9, 2005
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