SBS 2003 -> 2011 Migration partially failed, missing SBS components
Posted on 2012-09-10
I was wondering if anyone can help us with an SBS 2003 -> 2011 migration issue. I will lay out our situation, progress and status and maybe some one will be able to help us out.
+ Migrate SBS 2003 -> 2011
Current config and situation:
+ the LAN subnet I am working with is 188.8.131.52/24.
+we are moving from a phisical server(SBS 2003) to a VM(vmware - SBS2011)
+we have a Sonicwall Tz190 Enhanced(with Sonic os 184.108.40.206-46e)
Changes an prepwork:
+since 192.192.x.x is not an acceptable subnet and I cannot change the subnet for the whole site at this moment i added a secondary ip to the 2003 DC: 10.192.168.x
+I then added a Published ARP entry for 10.192.168.1 (on LAN interface) on the sonicwall and configured a route for the 10.192.168.0/24
+I created my amswer file with 10.192,168.x ips for the source, destination server and gateway and manually set the ip of the new SBS2011 dc to reflect the 10.192.168.x(ip/gateway). The dns setting for the SBS2011 was set to the old ip of the SBS 2003 (192.192.168.x).
+ I also added hosts and lmhosts records for the old DC and for my current domain(on the SBS11 server)
Progress and errors after wizard finished:
+the setup started and finished fairly quick. When I logged on I noticed that AD/DNS/Sharepoint is ok but Exchange is missing, no Remote web access or companyweb available.
+I also noticed that I can't see the user roles. when I click on the "users and groups " it says "No user roles were defined". When I checked in AD the "User Roles" sec group was missing; the template users were missing
+In IIS there is no "companyweb" website nor a "remote" virtual directory
+The new SBS11 GPOs were not created
+the SBS Console is not very helpful. It only says: "The instalation of SBS 2011 Standard cannot finish"
Steps taken afterwards:
+I installed Exchange manually(worked ok) and applied the licensing fix
And now for the question:
+since AD is well, exchange is well, Is there anyway that I can continue the migration manually. I do not mind doing the manual labour; but to restore system state and do it all over again... come on Microsoft.
I'm hoping to exchange ideas and maybe I can carry this over to the end.