Re: Is there a way to copy shares to new system?

From: Joe Cacciatore (
Date: 04/23/02

From: (Joe Cacciatore)
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:49:48 GMT

Thank you Eric. In the next day or two I will be trying this
procedure. It should save me alot of time.

Joe C.

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:39:49 GMT, Eric Torbenson <>

>In Joe Cacciatore <> wrote:
>> Is there anyway I can "clone" the shares from the old system to the
>> new one? Is there some kind of program I can run that will record the
>> shares and then recreated them on the new system? Something similar to
>> the Resource Kit program for transfering userids?
>Yes there is. I did this on a server for a former employer. Almost 20 GB of
>data...took nearly 6 hours to copy it!
>1. Use the Resource Kit's SCOPY tool to copy the files to the new server
>while preserving their permissions. Documentation on the command-line options
>are available in the Kit. I recommend backing up, and preparing a very large
>pot of coffee, as the file copy takes a long time. :)
>2. In the Registry, do the following:
> - Export the key
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares
> to a .REG file. This lists out the path mappings for all your shares.
> - Check the file for sanity. Delete the entries that you don't want to
> import.
> - Go to your target server and Merge the file with your current registry.
> - Stop and start the Server service.
>3. Surprise surprise, all your shares should show up!
>Good luck!