Moving ISA Server to a new machine

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I tested ISA Server 2000 on an old PC and somehow it has been in the production environment for about a year :)

I now want to move the installation with it's configuration to a RAID5 server that has become available. I have looked for a best-practise procedure on Technet and ISAServer.org and have done a search on google and in experts-exchange and cannot find anything similar.

The version of ISA we have is ISA Server 2000 Standard Edition, so no array is possible. I wondered if I can use my ISA Server config backup to do a restore on to the new machine, and hey presto. Simple? Also, I wanted to change the name of the machine, but if that complicates things, I won't bother.

Any suggestions, pointers, complete articles, will be gratefully receieved

Thankyou
Simon
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"...I wondered if I can use my ISA Server config backup to do a restore on to the new machine, and hey presto. Simple? Also, I wanted to change the name of the machine..."

It's not supported by Microsoft.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;284688

NOTE:

Microsoft does not support renaming of the ISA Server computer after ISA Server is installed. The method discussed in this article will not allow you to restore your configuration to a machine that has been renamed. You will have to fix the problem returning the computer to its original name, and then run the procedures described in this article.
http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Using_the_NTBACKUP_Utility_to_Restore_the_ISA_Server_Configuration__Part_1.html

This link allows the ISA administrator to back up easilyhttp://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Backing_up_ISA_Server_configuration__The_easy_way.html
Go to this link to download the script named "ISAExportImport.zip" http://www.toolzz.com/ISAToolzz.htm

Hope it helps.

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Brilliant, thanks. I will try this out and post my experience for future reference.

Cheers!

Commented:
Links are dead here is a link that works.\
http://www.isatools.org/tools/isaexportimport.zip
Hi,

The link is dead and I'd like to download this script.
Can anyone post a working link for this tool?

many thanks.

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