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How to Migrate from UNIX to Windows Servers

Date Released: June 2002

Migrating from UNIX to Windows can involve a number of complex scenarios such as changing your organization's entire computing infrastructure or simply migrating a small Web site. The following set of articles can assist you in migrating a UNIX server to a Windows server using Internet Information Services (IIS). As the setup of server farms differs from one organization to another, we recommend that you use this set of how-to articles as a general guide.

Please note that information such as the moving and porting of custom applications and scripts is not discussed in this set of articles. However, we offer a number of products, services, and guides that can make the task easier, including Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, and the UNIX Code Migration Guide.

Intended Audience: Experienced system administrators and IT professionals (with assistance from Microsoft Consulting Services).

Here are the recommended steps when planning to migrate a UNIX server to a Windows server (using IIS):

  1. How To Prepare the Target Server(s) for a UNIX to Windows Migration

  2. How To Migrate Apache Settings and Configure IIS in a UNIX to Windows Migration

  3. How To Migrate Web Site Data in a UNIX to Windows Migration

  4. How To Secure IIS in a UNIX to Windows Migration

  5. How To Perform Maintenance and Ancillary Tasks After a UNIX to Windows Migration

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