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Preparation for Migration SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 does fail for Exchange

Hi there,

I'm running the migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. First preparation went well; installation of SBS 2008 went well; SBS 2008 is running fine and now I try to migrate but I can't migrate the mailboxes from the wizard; Continue is grayed.

Back tot sbs2003 and reran the migration preparation tool; first two items are fine (change Scheme and Lisence support ); exchange configuration for migration is not OK and gets a red cross in front.

Whatever I tried ... no luck and i'm running out of time; day 15 of 21 ...

Is there someone who can help me??
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JacquesKirch
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Start here: www.sbsbpa.com and get the SBS 2003 BPA.

Did you take a System State of SBS 2003 before you started?

Our Migration Guide:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/06/sbs-2003-to-sbs-2008-migration-guide.html

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
Hi Philip,

Thanx for your reply.

Yes, i made a backup of all ... but that was 2 weeks ago. From then on, on a daily base a backup was made ... and the previous ones are overwritten. Yes ... I know ... stupid. But that's life. I thought all was running wel and smooth. It never came up to me of keeping that initial backup ...

In the meantime I have removed the Symantec Mail Security for Exchange ... to no avail.

Still the message cannot prepare Exchange.

The SBS BPA was run and OK; in the meantime 5 errors regarding the fact that SBS03 is not the Domain Naming master; infrastructure master; primary Domain COntroller MAster; RID master and SChema master. All because of the changes made ...

If I look at the report just before the migration: all is OK except some warnings about diskspace, Dayligth saving time. EDNS being enabled; SBSMon and Sharepoint not being SQL 2000 SP4 and SBS 2003R2 tech is installed.

In short .... what to do.



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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
What is the error specifically about disk space? That will cause problems.

Did the connectors get created for Exchange between SBS 03 and 08? Reference the latter part of the migration guide for a screenshot.

Do you have any in-place SMTP forwarders besides the default SBS Virtual SMTP one?

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
diskspace C; drive: 4.7 from 18.7 GB; data drive: 105 from 130 GB ... should be ok I guess.

There is a connector SBS03 - SBS08 in both exchange servers.

just the basic SBS VIrtual SMTP .

HOwever in Tools from the SBS2003 ex sys manager I see that the SBS2008 Server is unreachable .... message: unable to connect to the WMI service. You will not able to see the current status of the monitored resources and can not add disk or service monitoring resources. ID no: c1038692 Exchange system manager.

And ... might it be that although Exchange SBS 2003 is in NAtive mode he still thinks it is Mixed mode???

Last lines of the SourceTool.log file are:

03/23/2010 19:56:38          Starting task Het schema bijwerken
03/23/2010 19:56:39              adprep.exe Exists: False
03/23/2010 19:56:39              adprep\adprep.exe Exists: True
03/23/2010 19:56:39              Running C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool\adprep\adprep.exe /forestPrep /wssg /silent
03/23/2010 19:56:40              
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Adprep returned: ForestUpdateAlreadyDone(13)
03/23/2010 19:56:40              adprep.exe Exists: False
03/23/2010 19:56:40              adprep\adprep.exe Exists: True
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Running C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool\adprep\adprep.exe /domainPrep /gpprep /wssg /silent
03/23/2010 19:56:40              
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Adprep returned: GpoUpdateAlreadyDone(15)
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Adprep has succeeded.
03/23/2010 19:56:40          Task finished successfully
03/23/2010 19:56:40          Starting task Licentieondersteuning bieden
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Current version: 5.2.3790.131072
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Service pack version = 2
03/23/2010 19:56:40              Running C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool\KB943494\WindowsServer2003-KB943494-x86-NLD.exe /quiet /norestart
03/23/2010 19:56:50              Package returned: 3010 (0xBC2)
03/23/2010 19:56:50          Task finished successfully
03/23/2010 19:56:50          Starting task Exchange configureren voor ondersteuning van migratie
03/23/2010 19:56:50              Changing Exchange to be native mode.
03/23/2010 19:56:50              Begin adding Authenticated Users to Pre Windows 20008 Compatible Access group
03/23/2010 19:56:50              AU: LDAP://MyDomain.local/CN=S-1-5-11,CN=ForeignSecurityPrincipals,DC=MyDomain,DC=local
03/23/2010 19:56:50              PreWin2k: LDAP://MyDomain.local/CN=Met pre-Windows 2000 compatibele toegang,CN=Builtin,DC=MyDomain,DC=local
03/23/2010 19:56:50              AU is already a member, no-op
03/23/2010 19:56:50              auSuccess=True, exchangeSuccess=False
03/23/2010 19:56:50          Task Finished with Error
03/23/2010 19:56:52          Setting migration ready flag to False
03/23/2010 19:56:52          Setting time stamp

all help is deeply appreciated!!!
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Are you logged in with the default 500 administrator account on SBS 2003 when you log in? Not a different domain admin account that was created after the fact.

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
yes, the one and only original 500 administrator.

Although there is a same SID with _Classes addition .... not sure if that is OK.



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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Rerunning the migration tool will not work once you have your SBS 08 OS in place.

Can you post the migration log from c:\Program Files\SBS\...\Logs please?

Philip
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Is your Windows Server AD forest and domain at 2003 native?

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
Philip,

How to check your last question?

Logfile: i suppose you mean the prep log fil from C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp ...
see a few posts above if that is what you are looking for.
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
just checked the domain and forest: both are at highest level: Windows 2003.

If you mean: you cannot rerun the preparation tool ... how then to continue with the SBS2008 exchange prepare tool if Continue is grayed out ....

Perhaps delete the whole server and rerun the installation? Will that work?
Will I be able to gain a few more days by deleting the SBS 2008 server? Guess not ....
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
an other additional comment: with the initial / first run of the preparation tool all three items were check and tested OK.
See that part of the log file:

03/07/2010 13:07:10          Starting task Het schema bijwerken
03/07/2010 13:07:11              adprep.exe Exists: False
03/07/2010 13:07:11              adprep\adprep.exe Exists: True
03/07/2010 13:07:11              Running C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool\adprep\adprep.exe /forestPrep /wssg /silent
03/07/2010 13:07:12              
03/07/2010 13:07:12              Adprep returned: ForestUpdateAlreadyDone(13)
03/07/2010 13:07:12              adprep.exe Exists: False
03/07/2010 13:07:12              adprep\adprep.exe Exists: True
03/07/2010 13:07:12              Running C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool\adprep\adprep.exe /domainPrep /gpprep /wssg /silent
03/07/2010 13:07:13              
03/07/2010 13:07:13              
03/07/2010 13:07:13              Adprep returned: Success(0)
03/07/2010 13:07:13              Adprep has succeeded.
03/07/2010 13:07:13          Task finished successfully
03/07/2010 13:07:13          Starting task Licentieondersteuning bieden
03/07/2010 13:07:13              Current version: 5.2.3790.131072
03/07/2010 13:07:13              Service pack version = 2
03/07/2010 13:07:13              Running C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool\KB943494\WindowsServer2003-KB943494-x86-NLD.exe /quiet /norestart
03/07/2010 13:07:43              Package returned: 3010 (0xBC2)
03/07/2010 13:07:43          Task finished successfully
03/07/2010 13:07:43          Starting task Exchange configureren voor ondersteuning van migratie
03/07/2010 13:07:43              Changing Exchange to be native mode.
03/07/2010 13:07:43              Begin adding Authenticated Users to Pre Windows 20008 Compatible Access group
03/07/2010 13:07:43              AU: LDAP://MyDomain.local/CN=S-1-5-11,CN=ForeignSecurityPrincipals,DC=MyDomain,DC=local
03/07/2010 13:07:43              PreWin2k: LDAP://MyDomain.local/CN=Met pre-Windows 2000 compatibele toegang,CN=Builtin,DC=MyDomain,DC=local
03/07/2010 13:07:43              Adding AU to PreWin2k
03/07/2010 13:07:47              auSuccess=True, exchangeSuccess=True
03/07/2010 13:07:47          Task finished successfully
03/07/2010 13:07:51          Setting migration ready flag to True
03/07/2010 13:07:51          Setting time stamp

So why will the conversion on the SBS2008 then stop at Exchange ....???
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
The logs are located on the SBS 2008 box under C:\Program Files\Small Business Server\...\Logs\xxxx.log

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
10468] 100323.234426.2663: Setup: Initializing...C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\MigrationWizard.exe
[10468] 100323.234426.7030: Setup: Built-in Sid=S-1-5-21-3164138678-2767721035-2023065512-500
[10468] 100323.234426.7030: Setup: current Sid=S-1-5-21-3164138678-2767721035-2023065512-6645
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task MoveData to Completed
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task ConfigureNetwork to Completed
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task InternetAddress to Completed
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task NetworkingSettings to Completed
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task Exchange to CurrentlyRunning
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task ClientDeployment to ToDo
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task SharedFolders to ToDo
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task SharePoint to ToDo
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task Fax to ToDo
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task Users to ToDo
[10468] 100323.234427.8416: Setup: Setting task Complete to ToDo
[10468] 100323.234428.7308: Wizard: Admin:QueryNextPage(null) = sbsmigration.home
[10468] 100323.234428.7308: Wizard: TOC sbsmigration.home is on ExpectedPath
[10468] 100323.234428.7776: Wizard: sbsmigration.home entered
[10468] 100323.234428.7776: Setup: Populating page with 11 tasks
[10468] 100323.234428.8712: Wizard: Admin:QueryNextPage(sbsmigration.home) = null
[10468] 100323.234428.8868: Wizard: ----------------------------------
[10468] 100323.234428.8868: Wizard: The pages visted:
[10468] 100323.234428.8868: Wizard: Current Page := [TOC sbsmigration.home]
[10468] 100323.234428.8868: Wizard: Step 1 of 1
[10468] 100323.234433.5985: Setup: Now executing task: Exchange
[10468] 100323.234433.5985: Setup: Going to sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox
[10468] 100323.234433.5985: Wizard: Admin:QueryNextPage(sbsmigration.home) = sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox
[10468] 100323.234433.5985: Wizard: sbsmigration.home exited with the button: Next
[10468] 100323.234433.5985: WizardChainEngine Next Clicked: Going to page {0}.: sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox
[10468] 100323.234433.5985: Wizard: TOC sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox is on ExpectedPath
[10468] 100323.234433.6911: Wizard: sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox entered
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Setup: Going to <null>
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Setup: The next page for the current task is: <null>
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Setup: Next page was null, going to sbsmigration.home.
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: Admin:QueryNextPage(sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox) = sbsmigration.home
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: Admin:QueryNextPage(sbsmigration.home) = null
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: ----------------------------------
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: The pages visted:
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: [TOC] visited: TOC sbsmigration.home
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: Current Page := [TOC sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox]
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: [TOC] visited: TOC sbsmigration.home
[10468] 100323.234433.7220: Wizard: Step 2 of 3
[10468] 100323.234442.3872: Wizard: User opted to cancel the wizard.
[10468] 100323.234442.4027: Wizard: sbsmigration.ExchangeMailbox exited with the button: Cancel
[10468] 100323.234442.4027: Setup: Setting task Exchange to CurrentlyRunning
[10468] 100323.234442.4027: Wizard: TOC sbsmigration.home is NO longer on ExpectedPath
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Please post the log.

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
Philips,  Sorry, I cant find the folder C:\Program Files\Small Business Server\...\Logs\
But there is a folder called "C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs" with lots of files.

When running the migration wizard only the file MigrationWizard.txt is changed/added. From that file I have copied the most recent part some posts above.

So if that is wrong; please tell me waht you want / need? Sorry for the misunderstanding ...
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
When the SBS 08 install finished did you see a green check mark indicating a successful install or an exclamation mark indicating that there were errors?

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
there was an error regarding the fact that critical updates and security patches were not installed ...
that was all.
in the meantime that is done and finished.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
First: When you created the Answer File for the SBS 08 migration install, did you have the "Install Updates ..." option checked?

Second: Did you have WSUS on the source SBS 2003 disabled _before_ running the SBS 08 OS install in migration mode?

Philip
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JacquesKirchAuthor Commented:
Philip,

WSUS was long agon removed ... never seen such horrible product ... IMO.

OK ....

Problem solved.
Solution From Tony Krijnen from MicroSoft: from this point on the steps are to be done manual. Not via the wizard.
So in total there is NO problem with my server / Exchange.

So Philip, Thanks a lot for your help / advise. sorry for the "No Solution". At least some point for you for your help ....

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