Transferring Shares to a new Server

August 8, 2007

I just came across a great way to transfer the shares from an old server to the new one.  It handles printers as well as folder shares.  NOTE: You may have to go through the shares and update the paths as the drive letters may be different on the new server.  Even with having to do that it will save tons of time which would have been spent creating the shares by hand.

Here is a link to the MS KB:




  1. For printers, you are much better off using print migrator 3.1 from microsoft at http://tinyurl.com/5d4ev
    For shares I’ve normally used net share to export the data so this will be handy (or used tools in the sbs swing migration toolkit).
    If a server name has changed then the file server migration kit may come in handy – this uses dfs to enable the old server name to be used see http://tinyurl.com/yrdfkq for a good article on using it.

  2. It’s a bit complicated. For printer migration I can agree about microsoft print migrator – it’s the most easiest way. For share migration we use secure copy. It’s a gui tool with intuitive interface, that keeps all security information, permissions, shares and share permissions intact during migration. More to this it uses multithreaded mechanism of copying that’s very useful in big data amounts migration.

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