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Anonymous
June 29, 2004 1:55:15 PM

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I have a Win2K Server with a relatively small C: drive
partition and a large RAID E: drive partition. I'd like to
move some or all of either the Progam Files subdirectories
or the IIS inetpub directory to the larger drive but am
worried that many things will break if I simply move the
folders (registry entries would probably be hosed). The
Knowlegebase did not address this problem and I wonder if
anyone knows of a safe solution.

Thanks!
Mike
Anonymous
June 29, 2004 3:26:30 PM

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This article may help.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314449&sd=tech

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"Mike Edwards" wrote:
|I have a Win2K Server with a relatively small C: drive
| partition and a large RAID E: drive partition. I'd like to
| move some or all of either the Progam Files subdirectories
| or the IIS inetpub directory to the larger drive but am
| worried that many things will break if I simply move the
| folders (registry entries would probably be hosed). The
| Knowlegebase did not address this problem and I wonder if
| anyone knows of a safe solution.
|
| Thanks!
| Mike
Anonymous
June 29, 2004 5:15:52 PM

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Mike Edwards wrote:
> I have a Win2K Server with a relatively small C: drive
> partition and a large RAID E: drive partition. I'd like to
> move some or all of either the Progam Files subdirectories
> or the IIS inetpub directory to the larger drive but am
> worried that many things will break if I simply move the
> folders (registry entries would probably be hosed). The
> Knowlegebase did not address this problem and I wonder if
> anyone knows of a safe solution.

Reinstall the apps that need to be reinstalled. You can't just move them.
>
> Thanks!
> Mike
Anonymous
June 29, 2004 5:15:53 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>Mike Edwards wrote:
>> I have a Win2K Server with a relatively small C: drive
>> partition and a large RAID E: drive partition. I'd like to
>> move some or all of either the Progam Files subdirectories
>> or the IIS inetpub directory to the larger drive but am
>> worried that many things will break if I simply move the
>> folders (registry entries would probably be hosed). The
>> Knowlegebase did not address this problem and I wonder if
>> anyone knows of a safe solution.
>
>Reinstall the apps that need to be reinstalled. You can't
just move them.

Is there a way to change the default install drive from C:?
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