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SyncToy 2.1 on Windows Server OS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    Can we use SyncToy 2.1 to data from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2 or 2012.  

    Kindly share tool limitation also. 


    Rgds, S Kannan

    Monday, February 9, 2015 9:37 AM

All replies

  • Yes you can.   There is a 32bit and 64bit version.

    I would install on the 2012 or 2008 server, then set up a share on the 2003 server then all you need to do is set up your folder pairs. 

    However, if you are doing this a migration of a file server from 2003 to 2008 or 2012, I would use Robocopy instead. It is much more powerful than SyncToy.

    " Its many strengths include the ability to copy all NTFS file attributes and to mirror the contents of an entire folder hierarchy across local volumes or over a network."

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee851678.aspx

    Friday, May 8, 2015 3:05 PM