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On a Windows Server 2008 Standard-server I have two partitons, named C: and P:.

I would like to move the user profiles directory C:\Users to P:\Users

Is it possible? Is it supported by Microsoft? Could this result in any problems when upgrading etc? Has anyone here done anything similar?

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Yes it is possible. See this kb article- Relocation of the Users directory and the ProgramData directory. The best way to do it is during the install. Manually moving it after the system is installed will probably not be supported by Microsoft. If you don't follow the recommended method for relocating the folder you can have problems. Do make sure you read the note about applying the service packs which address some issues with relocated folders.

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+1 during install. Think this has been answered somewhere with the added suggestion of not actually changing the path but instead just mount the other partition in the original folder location of c:\users? – Oskar Duveborn May 3 '10 at 21:31

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