Migrating Redirected Folders

Migrating Redirected Folders

 

Step #

Task

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1

Created New destination share

 

Created folder called “RedirectedFolders” on new server and share using the same name.

 

2

Set permissions

 

On new share make sure “everyone” has full control selected

 

Click OK twice to create share

 

On the security tab make sure that “users

 

 

3

Set caching setting

 

Click on “cache Setting” and select “ No Files or Programs from the shared folders are available offline”

 

4

Move files

 

Open a command prompt as Administrator and run:

 ”robocopy \\old_server_name\current redirected sharename\ \\new_server_name\RedirectedFolders\ /e /copyall /move

 

NOTE: This will “move” all files to new location

 

5

Copy back folder structure

 

robocopy \\new_server_name\RedirectedFolders\ \\oldservername\current redirected sharename\ /e /xf * >null

 

NOTE: This copy back to original location just the folder structure without any files. This important because the GPO needs to see this location  in order to make the change.

 

 

6

Set Permissions on old location

 

Change permissions on old server share so that all users have full permissions

 

7

Update Redirected Folder Group Policy (GPO)

 

Open “Group Policy Management” and right click on current redirection policy. And for each folder (Desktop, Documents …) that is configured for redirection:

  1.         Change “Root Path:” to reflect new location

 

 

  1.         On settings tab make sure “Move the contents of “folder” to new location” is unchecked and that “Leave the folder in new location When Policy is removed” is selected.