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migrating IIS Virtual Directories using IIS Migration Tool -Urgent

I have win2k server that host IIS 5.0 with 5 websites and 10 virtual directories and FTP SIte.
I want to migrate all those website, Virtual Directories and FTP Site(optional) to a system that already preinstalled with Win2k3 Server Std. R2 with IIS 6 and IIS Migration TOOL Installed.  I am sort of new in terms of Migration Process with IIS. Is there a documentation that i can follow in terms of moving Virtual Directories, Websites, Metabase configuring regarding New IP change on new system etc.

I will give a higher score if there is a solution that works!.
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kzabbottCommented:
I have sucessfully used ADSONline's IIS Export tool to migrate my websites from IIS4 to IIS5 and later from IIS5 to IIS6, and then again later to move them from one host to a different host.  

It's a great tool, and it can be used without regsitration (free) for 60 days "in restricted mode" - however, I never needed anything more than restricted mode to do what I needed to do.

If you read the documentation carefully, it should walk you through everything you need (I was totally new to that aspect of things, too, when I found this tool two years ago).  It's available here:  http://www.adsonline.co.uk/IISExport/

No matter what, though, I would recommend you open IIS first, right-click each sight, select All Tasks, and then select Save Configuration To File so that you have that configuration backed up, just in case!

Good luck with your move!

Zachary

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kzabbottCommented:
Also - here's a link to their online documentation that walks you through everything you need to know:

http://www.adsonline.co.uk/iisexport/Wrapper.asp?Page=Documentation
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lynchdigitalAuthor Commented:
I previously looked into this article and downloaded the program as well but was unsuccessfull. The program doesn't work. Is there any step by step instructions to COPY the VIRTUAL Sites, METABase and PERMISSIONS on the FOLDERS. Is there any EASY WAY to USE IIS MIgration TOOL with step by step Instructions.  

Scenario: Windows 2000 Sp4 with IIS 5.0 (Default website > contains virtual directories)
                 Moving to Windows 2003 Server Sp2 with IIS 6.0 (Default website > fresh install).

This is a priority 1 for my list of things to do.  Please let me know as soon as possible thank you for you help with IIS Migration.
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kzabbottCommented:
Odd - it has worked very well for me on numerous occaisions, as I stated.  Sorry, but I can not help you with the IIS migration tool - it has never worked properly for me.  Other experts, please step in!
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lynchdigitalAuthor Commented:
i think i got the IIS Export to work. But i can't move the physical directories with permissions. Please help..iam half way.
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kzabbottCommented:
Excellent!  

Try Xcopy or Robocopy

"xcopy /R /E /O" should copy your physical directories and maintain the NTFS permissions

/R Overwrites read-only files
/E - copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information

Robocopy /COPYALL  should also do the trick.  

To make life a little easier and download the Robocopy GUI available here:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/11/UtilitySpotlight/default.aspx

Then if you need it, on the GUI click on Help, Robocopy User Guide

Permcopy.exe from the Windows 2003 Resource Kit can be used to copy share permissions:

Use the NET SHARE program to create the new share structure, then use the PERMCOPY program found in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit to copy share permissions. The syntax is quite easy:

PERMCOPY \\SourceServer ShareName \\DestinationServer ShareName



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kzabbottCommented:
XCopy /R /E /O or Robocopy /COPYALL should have done it for you....did it?
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lynchdigitalAuthor Commented:
I wasn't able to solve using neither of the programs.  
I was more interested in IIS Migration but wanted to merge with current IIS 6 that already has our customer sites and intranet. Just wanted to merge the sites that i have migrated from the other 2000 server. Can you please include the steps.
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kzabbottCommented:
Sorry, I don't use IIS Migration Tool as it has never worked for me.  The steps I've outlined above are what I have used and what has worked for me.
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