Thursday, April 02, 2009

SBS 2008 migration wizard not running?

We got another weird error yesterday on another migration yesterday from SBS 2003 to Small Business Server 2008.  Folks I can’t say it enough…this migration process just isn’t as easy as some may think.  We’ve not had one single migration go according to the plan as of yet.  Active Directory errors are the most prevalent but other items are appearing as well.

Here’s the latest:

We ran the migration and everything seemed to be fine.  However when you try to run the SBS 2008 migration wizard you get the following error: "The migration wizard only supports migration from Windows Small Business Server. For more information, including supported versions and minimum requirements see the Migration Guide"

What the??  Our source server has and always will be a SBS 2003 machine.

So here’s the response from the newsgroups.

Based on my research, the problem may occur if the source OS is not

detected. Please follow the steps below to test the issue:

1. Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Data folder on SBS 2008.

2. Open the info.xml file in an editor.

3. Search for "sourceservertype" and replace "Others" with "Sbs2003" (case sensitive).

4. Save the file with the original name.

Then, try to run the Migration Wizard again.

Hope this helps.