I added some new drives to an existing dell server. The new partition is setup and ready. I need to move the data from one partition to another. The only problem with that would be is I would loose all the network shares setup. Is there any way around this?
Hospice of the Red River Valley
Re: Move files keep shares
12 years 3 months ago #17386
is responsible for the shares, if you move all the data across to the new drive, you could then export this machine key to a .reg file. Then you can use notepad to do a search and replace to get the new drive (and path if you move the root path).
Remove the full key and then double click the modified .reg file. You will then need to reboot.
PLEASE DO TEST THIS BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT IT ON YOUR LIVE SERVERS.
Glad it works, did forget to warn about the default administrative shares to make sure you didn't change them. I have just booted my test Windows 2003 server up at home to give it a try for ya. Saves me a job now :wink: