Problem with SBS2003 Migration to SBS2008
Posted on 2011-03-06
Prepared my SBS2003 Standard server as per migration instructions. All (eventually) seemed fine.
Used the Migration Tool from the SBS2008 installation DVD to extend the schema and prepare the source server for the migration. Crucially I somehow missed clicking "Finish" at the end, which then prompts for a reboot of the source server before starting the SBS2008 target server installation so I didn't do it at this stage.
Instead I made an answer file and started the installation of the SBS2008 server which took forever and never completed its replication. Then realised my mistake, clicked finish on the source server and rebooted it.
Now I find the following problem with the target server:
The following Installation Issues are listed:
An error occurred while installing or configuring a Windows SBS Application.
The schema is not extended for the Licensing Service.
Exchange Server 2007 cannot be installed.
The Group Policy Setting for the virtual private network cannot be created.
Windows Sharepoint Services is not configured.
Organizational units in Active Directory Domain Services cannot be configured.
Most of the above entries suggest contacting Microsoft Support for help.
The schema extension has advice on how to fix it.
What can I do now?
The server is very simple - basically file, print, Exchange and file sync with clients - no sharepoint services but the domain has a second Windows 2003 server which hosts a Blackberry Express 5.0 server.
Can I reinstall the software on the target server and basically re-run the migration? (Note that the target server is now listed as a domain controller in Active directory so maybe I should delete it first or use a different name?)
Completely scrap the domain and start afresh - don't want to do this if possible as 15 client computers affected.
Thanks for any help.