Next step after migration fails to complete due to hardware failure
Posted on 2011-10-25
I just received a new small business server and started the migration from my existing win 2003 small business server using the answer file.
The new server had a hardware issue and the installation didn't complete properly. For example I can see all my users in the AD Users and Computers but the main admin console shows no users and gives an error such as "this compnent is not configured properly".
Anyway there is a technicial scheduled to repair the new server today. So my question is what is my next step. I see in my original server that the new server name is shown in at least one place.
I'd like to use my original answer file and just start over again but I am sure it won't work if I don't remove the references to the new server name in the original server. Or at least I assume it won't work.
Can anyone advise me what is the best course of action assuming the hardware issues are resolved?
Thanks very much.