Wed, Mar 20 2013 23:26
Wanting to migrate from Server 2003 and can't?
So you have an Essentials 2012 and want to migrate from Windows Server 2003 and can't?
You'll want to check out this workaround....
Server migration tool problem:
Filed under: Essentials
I'm trying to migrate a Windows 2003 SP2 (R1) to Server 2012 Essentials. It won't allow migration until the Server Migration Tool is run on the old server. However, it stops at the beginning of the process with an error that the DFS Replication service is not running. But as far as I know, the DFS Replication service did not exist until Server 2003 R2. How can I get around this?
1. Open SBSMigrationPrep.ps1 located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer
2\Models\SBSMigrationPrep in Notepad.
3. We will get the function as shown bellow
$service = Get-Service -Name 'DFSR'
$status = $service.Status
4. Change the contents of "$service = Get-Service -Name 'DFSR'" to $service = Get-Service -Name 'DFS'
Once we have done this re-run the Migration and Preparation Tool