I have 2 servers and I just moved most of the shares from server1 (SBS 2003 server) to server2 (Server 2003 Standard).

However, in sharepoint there are a lot of links that refer to the old server by name, ie, \\server1\accounts.

How can I have the shares physically on the new (larger) server, while preserving these links and having them still work.



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Or you can go by the way which ms advising - use File Server Migration Toolkit (whitepaper)

It creates dfs root folder, in which both servers (old and new) are targeted. And than you remove old server fro dfs.

  • turns out to 'maintain original UNC paths' it requires server 2003 enterprise or higher, whereas I am using small business server.
    – user36665
    Mar 7, 2010 at 20:44
  • Although more playing shows that creating a DFS root on the original server pointing at the second server works well.
    – user36665
    Mar 7, 2010 at 20:57

Are you keeping server1? If not, you can just add a manual DNS-entry in your domain-zone on your AD-server for server1, that points to server2.

Second option might be to rename server1 to something else, and then add a DNS-record for the old name (server1) that points to server2.

  • yes we are keeping server1
    – user36665
    Mar 3, 2010 at 23:05

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