It’s come to my attention (in a blunt object kind of way) that you’ve been waiting to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, bypassing Windows Vista. In case you’ve done the same with your servers, you’ve got some fun work coming up (but lots of cool features, so it’s more than worth it).
Here’s a cool post from the AskDS (Directory Services Team) blog with links to new TechNet articles about migration from File Replication Services (Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003) to Distributed File System Replication (Windows Server 2008).
“ Ned here. It’s done, it’s out, come get it, stop yelling at me!
Be sure to also run through some of these (possibly) useful accompanying pieces:
Verifying File Replication during the Windows Server 2008 DFSR SYSVOL Migration – Down and Dirty Style
DFSR SYSVOL Migration FAQ: Useful trivia that may save your follicles
KB968733 (hotfix for migration under certain RODC scenarios)
KB967326 (hotfix for migration under disjoint name space scenarios)
– Ned ‘Yes, my middle name is DFSR’ Pyle “
– LiliaG, Group Policy PM