Migrating SBS 2011 > SBS 2011 new hardware migration can't continue.

I'm upgrading the hardware to a new Dell PowerEdge T320 and struggling with the migration.

During the setup it fails connecting to the old server with this message.

Verify that the domain name and logon credentials are correct and then try again

I have checked the times are in sync. I have checked that the second nic is disabled. I can ping the server name and FQDN. I can log on to the server with net use.

Any other ideas would be very helpful.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Make sure the original Administrator account is still "Administrator" and not renamed and that it has a long, complex password.

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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
As a reminder, in SBS 2011, the true Administrator account is disabled and you have to create a new account that serves as the Administrator account.

So you start the installation on new server...are you specifying you want migration mode?

Are you using the same same DVD that came with the first server?  What brand of hardware is that
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I thought I remembered experiencing issues migrating if the original admin account wasn't enabled and the password wasn't complex.  It sounds vaguely familiar that the original admin account might be disabled by default (I don't use it anyway) but it would say it's worth a go enabling, setting the password and trying...
Second thoughts on this one. I think the info from these two is good enough that it should be saved for future readers.

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