How can I prevent the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit (FSMT) from adding the name of the original server to the newly created share?

A. All the configuration information that the FSMT uses is saved in an XML file that you can edit. To remove the _<source server name> from the created shares, perform these steps:

  1. Perform the steps outlined in the FAQ "Q. How do I use the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit (FSMT)?" ( through step 10 (don't click Continue). Select Close from the File Server Migration Wizard, and click Yes to the confirmation dialog box.
  2. Navigate to the C:\FileServerMigration folder, and open the subfolder for the project.
  3. Open the XML file in a text editor.
  4. Search for <TargetShare>Sharename_SourceServerName</TargetShare> and remove the _SourceServerName (e.g., change <TargetShare>DataShare_savdaldc02</TargetShare> to <TargetShare>DataShare</TargetShare>)
  5. Save the file and open the project again in the FSMT.
  6. Continue the migration. The share will be created without the _SourceServerName.
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