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Perform optional post-migration tasks for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials migration

Published: March 10, 2011

Updated: May 12, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

The following tasks help you finish setting up your Destination Server with some of the same settings that were on the Source Server. You may have disabled some of these settings on your Source Server during the migration process, so they were not migrated to the Destination Server. Or they are optional configuration steps that you may want to perform.

  1. Move natively joined Active Directory computer objects

  2. Delete DNS entries of the Source Server

  3. Share line-of-business and other application data folders

  4. Fix client computer issues after migrating

Move natively joined Active Directory computer objects

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This is an optional task.

The Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard displays AD DS computer objects that are in the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials default organizational unit (OU), OU=<YourNetworkDomainName>\MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers. If you want to manage computer objects that were natively joined to the domain, you must move the computer objects into the default OU.

To move computer objects to the default OU

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the Users Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the navigation pane, expand <YourNetworkDomainName>, and then expand the Computers container or the container where the computer objects are located.

  4. Expand the MyBusiness container, expand the Computers container, and then expand the SBSComputers container.

  5. Drag-and-drop the computer objects from their current location to the SBSComputers container, and then click Yes in the warning dialog box.

  6. When you finish moving the computer objects, close Active Directory Users and Computers.

Delete DNS entries of the Source Server

After you decommission the Source Server, the Domain Name Service (DNS) server may still contain entries that point to the Source Server. Delete these DNS entries.

To delete DNS entries that point to the Source Server

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

  2. In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the DNS Manager console, expand the server name, and then expand Forward Lookup Zones.

  4. Right-click the first zone, click Properties, and then click the Name Servers tab.

  5. Click an entry in the Name servers text box that points to the Source Server, click Remove, and then click OK.

  6. Repeat the previous step until all pointers to the Source Server are removed.

  7. Click OK to close the Properties window.

  8. In the DNS Manager console, expand Reverse Lookup Zones.

  9. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to remove all Reverse Lookup Zones that point to the Source Server.

Share line-of-business and other application data folders

You must set the shared folder permissions and the NTFS permissions for the line-of-business and other application data folders that you copied to the Destination Server. After you set the permissions, the shared folders are displayed in the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard on the Shared Folders tab.

If you are using a logon script to map drives to the shared folders, you must update the script to map to the drives on the Destination Server.

Fix client computer issues after migrating

If you migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Essentials from Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition with Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server installed, client computers on the network still have the Microsoft Firewall Client and Internet Explorer® configured to use a proxy server.

This causes connectivity issues on the client computers, because the proxy server no longer exists. If there is a different proxy server configured, the client computers continue to use the server running Windows SBS 2003 for the proxy server. To fix this issue, you must remove Microsoft Firewall Client on the client computers, and then reconfigure Internet Explorer to not use a proxy server or to use the new proxy server.

To remove Microsoft Firewall Client in Windows XP Professional

  1. On the client computer, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft Firewall Client, click Remove, and then click Yes.

  3. Close all windows.

To remove Microsoft Firewall Client in Windows Vista

  1. On the client computer, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program.

  2. Click Microsoft Firewall Client, click Remove, and then click Yes.

  3. Close all windows.

To reconfigure Internet Explorer

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.

  2. Click the Connections tab, click LAN Settings, and then do one of the following:

    1. If you are not using a proxy server on your network, clear all check boxes in the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box.

    2. If you want to use a new proxy server on your network:

      • In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box, clear the check boxes in the Automatic configuration section.

      • In the Proxy server section, verify that both check boxes are selected.

      • In the Address text box, type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the proxy server.

      • In the Port text box, type 80.

  3. Click OK twice.

  4. Browse to a website to ensure that the connection settings are correct.

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