SBS 2011 Migration - Network Administrator Role no longer exists
Posted on 2013-02-04
I've run into an issue during a SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration.
Following the MS guide and dematzer excellent SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 guide - something appears to have gone wrong.
The move users and groups step - calls for the following to be run;
"Migrate security groups and distribution lists
To manage these groups, you must assign the Created value to the msSBSCreationState attribute for each group—either automatically by using the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Active Directory Group Converter tool, or manually through the Active Directory Security Interface (ADSI).
To automatically assign attribute values to a migrated group
•Under c:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\bin, double-click GroupConverter.exe to launch the Active Directory Group Converter, which helps you convert groups in the MyBusiness organizational unit to groups that are compatible with Windows SBS 2011 Standard."
I've duly run the GroupConverter.exe tool which appeared to run o.k.
However, when I go to Users in the SBS console for the next step - I've discovered that the Network Administrator Role no longer exists, and the 'administrator' user account which was created with the 'Network Administrator Role' states this User Role no longer exists.
I've no idea why the groupconverter tool appears to have wiped out the Network Admin Role.
I do have a system state (full) backup of the server from 6 p.m. this evening - however, if I restore the system state will this cause the migration to fail at this point?
Is there another way to restore the 'Network Administrator Role'?