SBS 2008 "Migration Wizard" Says SBS 2003 "Isn't SBS" So Stops

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by SparxFly, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. SparxFly

    SparxFly Guest

    Hi there,

    I am Migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 at a clients location.

    Everything went pretty well as I followed the V2 Migration Document to the
    letter; SBS Anayzer looks good, Migration Prep tool ran fine, I generated the
    answer file, installed SBS 2008 and now want to run the migration wizard but
    I get an error "The migration wizard only supports migration from Windows
    Small Business Server".

    Users and computers are migrated into SBS 2008 AD & all FSMO Roles are on
    SBS 2008 system but the users do NOT show up under SBS Console. DHCP and DNS
    are running properly. As expected, the Exchange Management Console shows
    mailboxes as residing on the SBS 2003 system.

    The MigrationWizard.log repeats the following entries:

    4352] 081231.190914.5909: Setup: Initializing...C:\Program Files\Windows
    Small Business Server\Bin\MigrationWizard.exe

    [4352] 081231.190914.8717: Setup: Built-in

    [4352] 081231.190914.8717: Setup: current

    [4352] 081231.190915.2617: Setup: Exiting Migration Wizard since the source
    OS isn't supported.

    This error is stopping further forward progress as I don't want to do all
    the migration steps manually for fear of missing somehting or not having the
    proper SBS integration.

    Some other sites I looked up mentioned 2 possible registry issues on the old
    SBS2003 system. The first was KB 914990 and that registry key does not exist.
    The other one that other sites mentioned was KB 940318, and that key does
    exist. (Both on the Source Server). So I don't think these are the issue, but
    have no idea what is or how to resolve it.

    Suggestions are welcome!

    SparxFly, Jan 1, 2009
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  2. Larry Struckmeyer [SBS-MVP], Jan 1, 2009
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  3. SparxFly

    SparxFly Guest

    I have cross posted and am still waiting for a response...

    In the mean time I have found out how to add AD users to the SBS 2008
    console, which is one less thing to worry about.

    Still hoping for help / suggestions as I have to have their LOB applications
    up and running for Monday morning.


    Helping people get the job done right!

    SparxFly, Jan 2, 2009
  4. SparxFly

    CHIGLE_BD Guest


    I am having the same sort of problem. How can you add the AD users to the



    CHIGLE_BD, Jan 9, 2009
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