SBS 2008 migration cannot find the source server

I'm trying to perform a migration of an SBS 2003 environment.  During the
Migration process the "Source and Destination Server information" dialog box
is shown and a dialog box Title: "Cannot find the Source Server" with the
following details: "Verify that the Source Server name is correct, and then
try again."
devicelogixAsked:
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devicelogixAuthor Commented:
I have tried all of the resolutions.
-sfc / scannow
-best practices analyzer shows nothing
-netdiag passes and is ok
-dcdiag passes and is ok

i can ping the source server from any computer with no issues.
i can ping the destination server i setup in the answer file
there is only 1 nic in the server
it is a physical server not virtual
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devicelogixAuthor Commented:
FYI - if you are having issues with the SBSAnswer File, select Shift+F10, this will give you a command prompt to go into control panel and make changes.

My issue was caused by the subnet mask of the network.
Source
IP = 10.0.0.x
Subnet = 255.0.0.0

Distination (for what ever reason was showing)
IP = 10.0.0.x
Subnet = 255.255.255.0
Once I changed the subnet mask to 255.0.0.0 everything started working, imagine that.
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devicelogixAuthor Commented:
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CMIT_ChiNorthCommented:
Same error - different resolution
The shift+F10 works great, thanks... I could ping by address but not by name. I had to add the source server's IP address to the hosts file on the destination server before I could continue... :-)
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