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Move settings and data to the Destination Server for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials migration

Published: March 10, 2011

Updated: May 12, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

To move settings and data to the Destination Server:

  1. Copy data to the Destination Server.

  2. Move Remote Web Access from the Source Server to the Destination Server.

  3. Verify Terminal Services Gateway is configured with the correct certificates.

Copy data to the Destination Server

Before you copy data from the Source Server to the Destination Server, perform the following tasks:

  • Review the list of shared folders on the Source Server, including permissions for each folder. Create or customize the folders on the Destination Server to match the folder structure that you are migrating from the Source Server.

  • Review the size of each folder and ensure that the Destination Server has enough storage space.

  • Make the shared folders on the Source Server Read-only for all users so no writing can take place on the drive while you are copying files to the Destination Server. You can use the Dashboard to change shared folders to Read-only, as follows:

    1. On the Source Server, open the Dashboard, navigate to Server Folders and Hard Drives, and click the Server Folders tab.

    2. For each shared folder that you will be moving, right-click the folder, click View the folder properties, and then click the Sharing tab.

    3. For each user, select Read in the Access level column, and then click OK.

To copy data from the Source Server to the Destination Server

  1. Log on to the Destination Server as a domain administrator.

  2. Click Start, type cmd in the search box, and then press ENTER.

  3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    robocopy \\<SourceServerName> \<SharedSourceFolderName> \\<DestinationServerName> \<SharedDestinationFolderName> /E /B /COPY:DATSOU /LOG:C:\Copyresults.txt

    where <SourceServerName> is the name of the Source Server, <SharedSourceFolderName> is the name of the shared folder on the Source Server, <DestinationServerName> is the name of the Destination Server, and <SharedDestinationFolderName> is the shared folder on the Destination Server to which the data will be copied.

  4. Repeat the previous step for each shared folder that you are migrating from the Source Server.

Move Remote Web Access from the Source Server to the Destination Server

After you transfer data to the Destination Server, move Remote Web Access from the Source Server to the Destination Server. To move Remote Web Access, disable it on the Source Server, and then enable it on the Destination Server.

If you have any custom website settings, you will need to similarly reconfigure the settings on the Destination Server after enabling Remote Web Access. To view and note the custom settings on the Source Server, perform the following steps prior to disabling Remote Web Access:

  1. On the Source Server, open the Dashboard.

  2. Click Server Settings, click Remote Web Access, and then click Customize.

  3. Record your custom settings.

To disable Remote Web Access on the Source Server

  1. On the Source Server, open the Dashboard.

  2. Click Server Settings.

  3. Click Remote Web Access.

  4. Click Turn Off, and then click OK.

To enable Remote Web Access on the Destination Server

  1. On the Destination Server, open the Dashboard.

  2. Click Server Settings.

  3. Click Remote Web Access.

  4. Click Turn On, and the follow the instructions.

If you manually set up port forwarding on your router, you may need to manually reconfigure the router to forward port 443 and port 80 to the IP address of the Destination Server. For information about configuring your router, see the documentation provided by the manufacturer of the router.

If you had customized settings for your website on the Source Server, apply these settings to the Destination Server, as follows:

To customize settings for your website

  1. On the Destination Server, open the Dashboard.

  2. Click Server Settings, click Remote Web Access, and then click Customize.

  3. Make the changes that you previously recorded from the Source Server.

Verify Terminal Services Gateway has configured the correct certificates

You need to ensure that Terminal Services Gateway has configured the correct certificates after the backup and restore of the Certification Authority.

To verify the certificates in Terminal Services Gateway

  1. Open a Command Prompt window with administrative privileges. For more information, see To open a Command Prompt window as an Administrator.

  2. Type the following, and then press ENTER:

    cd “\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin”

  3. Type the following, and then press ENTER:

    ConfigureRDP.exe

After ConfigureRDP.exe runs, the correct certificates will be configured.

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