Wins Migration NT to 2003
Posted on 2008-06-11
I am currently migrating a wins server from nt to 2003. The wins server is actually in our old domain which is still alive and we want to migrate so we can be finished with the old domain. We do require it we have trust with a nt domain with legacy applications etc. I will give you the process i have done. I have tried stopping the wins service on both servers. Then copied the wins folder from my old nt server c:\winnt\system32 to my 2003 server(this server is dc + dns server) to c:\windows\system32
replaced the wins folder here with the old nt wins folder and tried restarting the wins service on 2003 machine. I get the following error "windows could not start the wins on local computer review the system event log. I checked event vwr the event basically said reviiew the application event log. Which gave a error event id 412 source esnet unable to read header file c:\windows\system32\wins\j50.log error 1212. I tried replacing this particular file with a backup i had made of the fresh install wins\j50.log i could start the service but there was not sign of it importing or converting the wins database it just looked like a fresh install wins. I also tried copy edb50dl_ from windows cd and expanding it to edb50.dll on system 32 and system32\wins folder and tried again still the same. Anyone have any ideas???