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How to rename the C:WINNT folder on a live running server?

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Anonymous
May 12, 2004 7:27:12 AM

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I have a live running server with WinNt installed in
C:\winnt. How do I rename this folder without
reinstalling the whole system?
Anonymous
May 12, 2004 1:34:22 PM

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Not that easy and will certainly break everything. What are you trying to
do?

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Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"Thomas Tja" <kctja@jerneh.com.my> wrote in message
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> I have a live running server with WinNt installed in
> C:\winnt. How do I rename this folder without
> reinstalling the whole system?
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 2:13:35 AM

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The SystemRoot folder value may contain hard-coded values
in the Registry and other configuration and legacy config
files.
There is no guarantee that all Windows applications,
especially designed for Windows NT will work with a folder
other than C:\WINNT.
It is highly recommended you do not change the name of the
system folder.


>-----Original Message-----
>I have a live running server with WinNt installed in
>C:\winnt. How do I rename this folder without
>reinstalling the whole system?
>.
>
May 13, 2004 7:38:05 PM

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Hi everyone,

I have successfully in past managed to move an NT4.0 installation to another
partition on a system - which changes the drive letter (so C:\winnt becomes for
example f:\winnt) Immediately after the move, several apps were broken - it
required a fair bit of search and repair work on paths hardcoded in the registry
to get everything back to normal.

In all honesty, unless you have a really good reason for doing it, I wouldn't
recommend doing what you propose. If you do try, be prepared for a fair bit of
work to iron out the consequences.

Calvin.
!