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cmd line or remote copy profiles? [message #163418] Mon, 01 June 2009 09:45 Go to next message
Eric S  is currently offline Eric S
Messages: 52
Registered: October 2009
Member
Hi again.
Is it possible to access my corrupted server and copy/save some user
profiles to another location (prefer my new server)?
Have looked at robocopy but I dont think it will install on my old
server(every new app I try to install fails).
I can get the command line to work though and am wondering if there are some
commands to do this?
are therere any utils I can install on my new server which will work without
having to be installed on the old server/
Thanking you
regards
Re: cmd line or remote copy profiles? [message #163419 is a reply to message #163418] Mon, 01 June 2009 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench  is currently offline lanwench  United States
Messages: 1684
Registered: July 2009
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Eric S <eistacey@adam.com.au> wrote:
> Hi again.
> Is it possible to access my corrupted server and copy/save some user
> profiles to another location (prefer my new server)?
> Have looked at robocopy but I dont think it will install on my old
> server(every new app I try to install fails).
> I can get the command line to work though and am wondering if there
> are some commands to do this?
> are therere any utils I can install on my new server which will work
> without having to be installed on the old server/
> Thanking you
> regards

You've crossposted this to a number of groups but haven't mentioned what
you're running or any background detail, which is critical if you want
accurate advice.

Are you running SBS? What version?
What's wrong with it?

You don't have to install Robocopy on your server. Install the W2003
Resource Kit wherever you want, and run robocopy from there - or copy
robocopy.* to the server in question and launch it from the path you copied
to.

User profiles from AD domain X will not just magically work on AD domain Y.
You're often best off just starting over from scratch - and never store any
citical data in the profile path anyway, but use folder redirection for My
Documents & Desktop at least.

That's all I can advise based on my wild-___ guesswork - please do provide a
*lot* more information when you post.
Re: cmd line or remote copy profiles? [message #163429 is a reply to message #163419] Mon, 01 June 2009 11:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric S  is currently offline Eric S
Messages: 52
Registered: October 2009
Member
applogies for cross posting
am running sbs server 2003 premium
regards
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
<lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:OpDO1Bs4JHA.4412@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Eric S <eistacey@adam.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi again.
>> Is it possible to access my corrupted server and copy/save some user
>> profiles to another location (prefer my new server)?
>> Have looked at robocopy but I dont think it will install on my old
>> server(every new app I try to install fails).
>> I can get the command line to work though and am wondering if there
>> are some commands to do this?
>> are therere any utils I can install on my new server which will work
>> without having to be installed on the old server/
>> Thanking you
>> regards
>
> You've crossposted this to a number of groups but haven't mentioned what
> you're running or any background detail, which is critical if you want
> accurate advice.
>
> Are you running SBS? What version?
> What's wrong with it?
>
> You don't have to install Robocopy on your server. Install the W2003
> Resource Kit wherever you want, and run robocopy from there - or copy
> robocopy.* to the server in question and launch it from the path you
> copied to.
>
> User profiles from AD domain X will not just magically work on AD domain
> Y. You're often best off just starting over from scratch - and never store
> any citical data in the profile path anyway, but use folder redirection
> for My Documents & Desktop at least.
>
> That's all I can advise based on my wild-___ guesswork - please do provide
> a *lot* more information when you post.
>
Re: cmd line or remote copy profiles? [message #163438 is a reply to message #163429] Mon, 01 June 2009 12:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench  is currently offline lanwench  United States
Messages: 1684
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Eric S <eistacey@adam.com.au> wrote:
> applogies for cross posting

Not necessary; crossposting is fine - but it wasn't clear what you were
running b/c you posted to nonSBS groups as well.

> am running sbs server 2003 premium

OK. And what's wrong with the current installation?

> regards
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
> <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatyahoo.com> wrote in
> message news:OpDO1Bs4JHA.4412@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Eric S <eistacey@adam.com.au> wrote:
>>> Hi again.
>>> Is it possible to access my corrupted server and copy/save some user
>>> profiles to another location (prefer my new server)?
>>> Have looked at robocopy but I dont think it will install on my old
>>> server(every new app I try to install fails).
>>> I can get the command line to work though and am wondering if there
>>> are some commands to do this?
>>> are therere any utils I can install on my new server which will work
>>> without having to be installed on the old server/
>>> Thanking you
>>> regards
>>
>> You've crossposted this to a number of groups but haven't mentioned
>> what you're running or any background detail, which is critical if
>> you want accurate advice.
>>
>> Are you running SBS? What version?
>> What's wrong with it?
>>
>> You don't have to install Robocopy on your server. Install the W2003
>> Resource Kit wherever you want, and run robocopy from there - or copy
>> robocopy.* to the server in question and launch it from the path you
>> copied to.
>>
>> User profiles from AD domain X will not just magically work on AD
>> domain Y. You're often best off just starting over from scratch -
>> and never store any citical data in the profile path anyway, but use
>> folder redirection for My Documents & Desktop at least.
>>
>> That's all I can advise based on my wild-___ guesswork - please do
>> provide a *lot* more information when you post.
Re: cmd line or remote copy profiles? [message #163448 is a reply to message #163418] Mon, 01 June 2009 16:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
anthony  is currently offline anthony  United Kingdom
Messages: 288
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Eric,
As others have said, it is not obvious what the problem is. You don't need
to install anything. \\server\c$ will pop up the contents of the c: drive,
assuming the server is actually running.
If the server is not starting, you can still recover stuff from the drive,
but before we go into that let's see what the problem is.
Can you run Computer | right-click Manage and select the server to see the
event log?
Anthony
http://www.airdesk.com



"Eric S" <eistacey@adam.com.au> wrote in message
news:vqCdnSoSv4v1Rr7XnZ2dnUVZ_umdnZ2d@adnap.net.au...
> Hi again.
> Is it possible to access my corrupted server and copy/save some user
> profiles to another location (prefer my new server)?
> Have looked at robocopy but I dont think it will install on my old
> server(every new app I try to install fails).
> I can get the command line to work though and am wondering if there are
> some commands to do this?
> are therere any utils I can install on my new server which will work
> without having to be installed on the old server/
> Thanking you
> regards
>
Re: cmd line or remote copy profiles? [message #163485 is a reply to message #163448] Tue, 02 June 2009 17:23 Go to previous message
Eric S  is currently offline Eric S
Messages: 52
Registered: October 2009
Member
thanks for all your input,
the article link looks what I'm looking for. Thanks Merv.
Am planning to give it a try.
As for the other info - The workstations semm to log onto the sbs fine and
the users (only 10 from 5 machines) are a able to do there work OK - mostly
office stuff.
However, when I try to run any tool at all from the original sbs I gat mmc
application error. Can't even get to view any logs or install any patchs,
hotfixes, service packs, new apps. So trying to diagnose the problem has
taken too long, cant fix the mmc so have given up and bought a new server
machine.
thanking you all again for your replies
regards
"Anthony [MVP]" <anthony@no-reply.com> wrote in message
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> Eric,
> As others have said, it is not obvious what the problem is. You don't need
> to install anything. \\server\c$ will pop up the contents of the c: drive,
> assuming the server is actually running.
> If the server is not starting, you can still recover stuff from the drive,
> but before we go into that let's see what the problem is.
> Can you run Computer | right-click Manage and select the server to see the
> event log?
> Anthony
> http://www.airdesk.com
>
>
>
> "Eric S" <eistacey@adam.com.au> wrote in message
> news:vqCdnSoSv4v1Rr7XnZ2dnUVZ_umdnZ2d@adnap.net.au...
>> Hi again.
>> Is it possible to access my corrupted server and copy/save some user
>> profiles to another location (prefer my new server)?
>> Have looked at robocopy but I dont think it will install on my old
>> server(every new app I try to install fails).
>> I can get the command line to work though and am wondering if there are
>> some commands to do this?
>> are therere any utils I can install on my new server which will work
>> without having to be installed on the old server/
>> Thanking you
>> regards
>>
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