Copy users' shared folders to the Destination Server

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Copy the users’ shared folders to the Destination Server by using the RoboCopy command.


Disk quotas are enabled on the Destination Server for the partition where the user’s shared folder is located. If you have modified the disk quotas on the Source Server, you must ensure that disk quotas on the Destination Server match or exceed the disk quotas that were set on the Source Server. For more information about modifying the default quotas for all users, on the Destination Server, click Start, click Help and Support, and then search for “set disk space quotas for all users.”

To copy users’ shared folders

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  2. On the User Account Control page, click Continue.

  3. At the command prompt, type the following:

    robocopy\\<SourceServerName>\UserShares\\<DestinationServerName>\UserShares``/E /COPY:DATSOU /LOG:C:\Copyresults.txt


RoboCopy is an alternative to Xcopy and is a standard feature in Windows Server 2008. For information about RoboCopy, see the Microsoft Web site (

  1. You can view C:\Copyresults.txt to verify that the files were copied correctly. You can also compare the number and size of the files that were in the users’ shared folders on the Source Server with the number of files that are now on the Destination Server.