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Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2 will not detect SBS2008 server

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I am trying to migrate from SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 but the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2 will not detect the local SBS 2998 server. I have run the program as administrator but Start Scan and View latest report are greyed out. I have tried  entering the IP address as a remote computer but that fails too.

Help please?

Gordon
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You must first install Microsoft PowerShell 2.0 first, check if 2.0 version has been installed. Then run the Migration Preparation Tool directly.
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This server has SP2 so Powershell 2 should be installed though I am not sure how to tell which version of PowerShell is running.

Gordon
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just discovered that by typing gethost in powershell it is version 2.
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No need to run MBCA from SBS2008, it's a requirement for Migration Preparation Tool, which will invoke MBCA automatically.
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Ok that's fine but just concerned it will not run. Hope it works when required by the  Migration Prep tool.

Thanks for your help.

Gordon
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@Gordon, just a reminder, follow the Technet migration guide and better get a full backup of SBS2008 before you migrate to 2011. Hope you get all lucks with this migrations, and finally get SBS2011 smoothly.
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@Gordon, how's going with your migration?
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Hi all,

I have been following the technet migration guide and eventually decided just to go ahead with the exchange migration. There were a a few problems with th public folders but got them sorted and exchange is now running on the she 2011 box.
Thanks for all assistance.

Gordon.
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