Migrate SBS 2003 to new hardware problem

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by PROSYS-Lester, May 1, 2007.

  1. I've moved my SBS 2003 install to my new hardware, now everytime I try to run
    a wizard I get an application error event 1000. Although everything seems to
    be working properly. My big problem in that I need to transfer my licenses
    from my old server to my new server, but cannot because the transfer wizard
    (transfer.exe) throws the application erroe. I've tested my exchange and my
    remote access and all is working. I just can't get more that 5 users logged
    in until I get me license transfered. I really don't want to erase and start
    again. Even ICW throws the application error.

    Here are the steps to took to move to the new hardware:
    1) installed from cd
    2) setup static op on LAN card
    3) DCPROMO on new server
    4) Made new Server GC
    5) Remove GC from old server
    6) Transfer the FSMO roles to new server
    7) Move Site Licenses Server to new server
    8) Continued integrated setup of SBS
    9) moved exchange data
     
    PROSYS-Lester, May 1, 2007
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  2. Need to give your post's some time to show up before posting again

    How did you "move" your server?
     
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 1, 2007
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  3. Cris I moved my SBS 2003 to new hardware by performing the following steps:
    1) installed new server from cd
    2) setup static ip on LAN card (new server)
    3) DCPROMO on new server
    4) Made new Server GC
    5) Remove GC from old server
    6) Transfer the FSMO roles to new server
    7) Move Site Licenses Server to new server
    8) Continued integrated setup of SBS
    9) moved exchange data
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    Lester Edwards



     
    PROSYS-Lester, May 2, 2007
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  4. Step 7 has me at a bit of loss
    I'm not familiar with "site license server"

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    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 2, 2007
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  5. Step 7 we opened "AD Sites & Services", went to Default-First-Site-Name, got
    the properties for License Site settings, and changes it to he sbs server.


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    Lester Edwards


     
    PROSYS-Lester, May 2, 2007
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  6. Perhaps other's will have thoughts on this

    In my 10 years with SBS we've never messed with this that I'm aware of

    I'm not sure it works in SBS because you can't have two SBS servers in the
    same domain



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    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
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    Independent Experts (MVPs do not work for MS)
    Real World Answers
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    Please do not contact me directly regarding issues

     
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 2, 2007
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  7. PROSYS-Lester

    kj Guest

    I'd only add it is an essential step in installing SBS into an existing
    domain. But I've not done this in an existing SBS domain.

    I might suggest moving the licesing server back to the original server, then
    try to transfer the licenses. Otherwise perhaps backup the licenses and
    restore them on the new server afterwards.
     
    kj, May 2, 2007
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