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Verifying that Clients Are Not Accessing Web Sites Before Migrating

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

The Apache to IIS 6.0 Migration Tool requires only read access to the Web site content and configuration settings on the source server; therefore, the source server can remain online in your production environment. However, you might need to remove the source server from your production network and move it to a private network segment that has direct network connectivity to the target server when:

  • The amount of files and configuration information being copied across the network can generate a high volume of traffic and slow the production network.

  • Firewalls that reside between the source and target servers prevent the migration tool from performing the migration. This is most commonly caused because the migration tool uses FTP for communicating with the source and target servers, and the FTP protocol is blocked by the firewalls.

  • Security-related configuration settings on the source server need to be changed to allow the migration tool to work. This can include enabling FTP on production Web servers that are directly connected to the Internet.

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