Solved

SBS 2011 migration prep tool will not run

Posted on 2014-01-22
4
34 Views
Last Modified: 2016-05-20
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
0
Comment
Question by:RMSNC
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Olaf De Ceuster
ID: 39801878
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:RMSNC
ID: 39804421
There are no critical issues.
There are only a few warnings referring to user names that do not show up in the sbs console.
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
ID: 39817239
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
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This guide is intended for migrating Windows 2003 Standard with Exchange 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2008. You will need the following: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=DBAB201F-…
Written by Glen Knight (demazter) as part of a series of how-to articles. Introduction One of the biggest consumers of disk space with Small Business Server 2008(SBS) is Windows Server Update Services, more affectionately known as WSUS. For t…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question