Sometime ago I had written an article about using robocopy to copy files across the network. It is a reliable way to copy files with all the attributes intact. Robocopy can withstand interruption to the network connectivity and will pick up from where it stopped copying. It can also be used to replicate files across the network, a poor man’s replication tool. Robocopy is available on the Windows 2003 Resource kit, which can be downloaded from Microsoft.
For people who do not like command line, you may not like Robocopy too much. But fear not, there is also a graphical interface available from Microsoft. This GUI version makes copying files across the network so easy. The version I downloaded is Robocopy GUI 3.1 from the technet site, technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx.