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moving officescan clients to another server in another forest

makanzore asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-22

I have to move officescan client to another server in another forest. The version of officescan is 7.3 and i want to move client to Officescan v10. Is there a tool to do that or intergreted fonctionality?

I saw the application IPXFER but i don't know if it can do wat i want.

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I really don't know if the moving will work directly, because of different versions.
TM sugests to move clients of same versions.
But I have tried to move clients from WFBS 5.1 to WFBS6.0 and on most computers it has worked.
It is just a little bit annoying, because at time of moving is also performed upgrade of clients and you acctualy don't see what is happening at exact moment.
You can use move function (option) at management console or ipxfer tool. You hava to enter only name of the new server and port.
I suggest that you first try to move one client from console and see the results.
If you have problems, I would try to upgrade to same version and then try to move another client.


Ok thanks for all
I will try the client move tomorow and i send you back the result


I try to move client from Office scan on first domain to Officescan on second domain but i have unable to connect. I think it's a credential problem but i don't know how to add new credential to officescan server. Can you help me perhaps i'm not on the right way?

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Thanks for your answer
I had to use IPXFER to move client between active directory domain.



Times between answer was to long, lot of think has changed between so !!!

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