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Migrating from Forefront TMG RC to RTM

Published: November 15, 2009

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

You can migrate the following installations of Forefront TMG Release Candidate (RC) to Forefront TMG Release to Manufacturing (RTM):

  • Forefront TMG Standard Edition server

  • Forefront TMG Enterprise Edition standalone server

  • Forefront TMG Enterprise Management Server (EMS)

Migrating from Forefront TMG RC to RTM requires the following steps:

  1. Exporting the Forefront TMG RC configuration. For instructions, see Exporting Forefront TMG RC configuration.

  2. Uninstalling Forefront TMG RC from the server. For instructions, see Uninstalling Forefront TMG.

  3. Installing Forefront TMG RTM on the server. For instructions, see Installing Forefront TMG and Installing an Enterprise Management Server (EMS) for centralized management.

  4. Importing the Forefront TMG RC configuration into Forefront TMG RTM. For instructions, see Importing configuration into Forefront TMG RTM.

To export the Forefront TMG RC configuration

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console access the root node:

    • On a Forefront TMG server, expand Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, and then click Server_Name.

    • On an EMS server, click Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway.

  2. On the Tasks tab, click Export (Back Up) Configuration.

  3. In the Export Wizard, on the Export Preferences page:

    1. Select Export confidential information, then specify a password of at least eight characters.

    2. Select Export user permission settings. When you export confidential information, the following information is included in the exported data:

    • Credentials used for alerts, logging, reports, report jobs, primary and backup routes, dial-up connections, and Web publishing.

    • The shared secret specified if a RADIUS server is used.

    • The preshared key specified for Internet Protocol security (IPsec) configuration.

    Confidential information is encrypted during the export process. The password is used to decrypt the information during the import process.

    ImportantImportant:
    In order to import the configuration into Forefront TMG RTM, you must select the option Export confidential information, regardless of whether such information exists in the system.

  4. In Save the data to this file, specify the folder in which the export file will be saved.

To import the Forefront TMG RC configuration

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console, access the root node:

    • On a Forefront TMG server, expand Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, and then click Server_Name.

    • On an EMS server, click Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway.

  2. On the Tasks tab, click Import (Restore) Configuration.

  3. In Look in, browse to the folder with the file you are importing.

  4. In File name, specify the file name of the .xml file you are importing.

  5. Specify the password required to decrypt confidential information.

  6. On the Apply Changes bar, click Apply.

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