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SBS 2011 migration prep tool will not run

Posted on 2014-01-22
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We are upgrading from sbs 2008 to sbs 2011. When attempting to run the prep tool on the original sbs 2008 server. it crashes and we get the following error:
SourceTool.exe - Application Error
Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.
Process ID=0x39d0 (14800), Thread ID=0xac4 (2756).

Click OK to terminate application
Click Cancel to debug the application.


cancel does nothing.

Is there a way to run all of the prep requirements manually? or a quick fix to get the sourcetool running?

Thanks in advance
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Question by:RMSNC
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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Did you run the BPA tool on your 2008 server?
Fix what it finds and run prep tool again.
Do a BU of source server before starting any migrations!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6231
Hope that helps,
Olaf
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by:RMSNC
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There are no critical issues.
There are only a few warnings referring to user names that do not show up in the sbs console.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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Usually this error is caused by having problems with your .NET framework.

As you will see in the documentation:

" To run the migration tools, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later must be installed on the Source Server. To download and install .NET Framework 2.0, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81886)."

Jeff
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