JIRA Agile User Stories with Sub Tasks

I am trying to understand the best / most common way teams use the Agile tool for running a Sprint when User Stories have sub-tasks.

I have created a Sprint with 3 User Stories, each with multiple Sub-Tasks. Using the default filters that were created when I setup the board, when I go into my SCRUM board, I see the Stories and Sub Tasks, however, I am only able to move the sub-tasks between the swim lanes. I cannot move the Stories. If I alter the filter, I can focus only on the user story, however, I would need to manage the status of the individual sub-task in a separate activity.

In our envioronment, I have not yet decided if we will force all Stories to have sub-task, so in if 1 Sprint has a combination of Stories and Sub-Tasks, i do not see how they can be managed in a single board.

Is this an expected behavior, or is my setup mis-configured?

Is there a recommendation for how to manage a Sprint with sub-tasks being use?

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We're having the same problem. We were on JIRA 4.4 and Agile/Greenhopper there worked great with subtasks. You move the parent within a planning board and the subtasks moved with it - AWESOME! Now we're testing JIRA 6.3 and Agile doesn't even show the subtasks much less move them, so we have a huge mess that'll take a lot of manual effort to keep clean.

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