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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. Delete DNS entries for the Source Server

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

Delete DNS entries for the Source Server

After you decommission the Source Server, the Domain Name Service (DNS) server still contains 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.

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