I am using Windows Server 2008 and I have to do a final migration from the Windows 2000 Server (demoted long ago). I have to transfer group, public and user files on the new server.
The only question I got about this is because since I am changing servers and the GPOs are attached to the old server shares in the GPOs, how can I change users' network drives pointers thru GPOs without anmy intervention on their computers, not even a relog, so I can avoid any form of downtime?
ie : I wanna change the pointer of the personal user's U: drive without asking the user to relog or even notice it. I'm going to change it from \OLDSERVER\users\%username% to \NEWSERVER\u\%username%
I know that there is DFS that avoids this thing and it's gonna be implemented after the migration.