Migrating Windows 2008 R2 (Non-SBS) Server to Windows 2011 SBS Server
Posted on 2012-03-13
Good Afternoon -
I've got my home domain hosted on a Windows 2008 R2 (NON-SBS) server and am trying to migrate it to a Windows 2011 SBS server.
On the source server, I tried to run the Migration Prep tool, but it failed with the error that File Replication service wasn't running. I set it to Automatic, but it wouldn't start. While looking for why it wouldn't start, I found that it may throw that error due to the server being Non-SBS.
I found a few guides (even some on this site) for migrating from a non-SBS to SBS, but none of them were for 2008 R2 to 2011 SBS. I would try some of them, but wanted to ask first simply because the ADPrep tool used in these guides isn't compatible with Windows 2008 R2.
I'm considering starting the domain over from scratch, but I have changed the scema a lot for my SCCM installation so would rather not if possible.
Any links or suggestions would be great - Thanks!