File share migration – Phase 3 – importing file share information
Following Phase 2 of file share migration, phase 3 will import file share information. That’s share names, associated share paths, and share level permissions. Fortunately, this information is stored under the registry key
During phase 1 of the file share migration, the Get-FileShares function has already copied these registry entries to a .reg file for us and saved it to the source server. Line 4 of the log file identified exact location:
2015.03.11 02:55:09 PM: Information is saved in file \\NYFILSRV01P-SK3\C$\WINDOWS\Shares.reg
To import all these settings simply browse to and double-click on this .reg file from the new Windows 2012 R2 server to import it into the registry.
Click Yes to proceed.
or, of course we can use the Powershell cmdlets Restart-Service and Get-Service