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Optional post-migration tasks

Published: January 28, 2011

Updated: March 10, 2011

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

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.

Move natively joined Active Directory computer objects for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

noteNote
This is an optional task.

The Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console displays AD DS computer objects that are in the following Windows SBS 2011 Standard default organizational unit (OU): OU=<DomainName>\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 <DomainName>, 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 that appears.

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

  7. Open the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console.

  8. In the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Computers.

  9. Verify that all of the computers on your network are displayed.

Delete DNS entries related to the Source Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

After you decommission the Source Server, the DNS server still contains entries that point to the Source Server. These DNS entries should be deleted.

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. Click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

  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 step 5 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.

Configure Exchange POP3 connectors

If you had POP3 connectors on the Source Server, you may want to configure them on the Destination Server.

To configure POP3 connectors on the Destination Server

  1. On the Destination Server, open the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Connectivity.

  3. Right-click POP3 Connector, and then click View POP3 Connector properties.

  4. Click Add, and then add each of the user accounts from the Source Server POP3 Connector.

  5. Click OK.

Enable email archiving for security groups

In Windows SBS 2008, group email is archived in a document library in Windows SharePoint Services. In Windows SBS 2011 Standard, group email is archived in a public folder. You have to manually configure email archiving for groups after migrating to Windows SBS 2011 Standard.

To enable email archiving for a group

  1. On the Destination Server, open the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console.

  2. In the navigation bar, click the Users and Groups tab, and then click Groups.

  3. Click a security group, and then click Edit group properties.

  4. Click the E-Mail tab, ensure Create an e-mail address for this group is selected and that an email address is configured.

  5. Select Archive e-mails sent to this group in a public folder, and then click OK.

  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for all security groups that you want to enable email archiving for.

Share line-of-business and other application data folders for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

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 Standard Console 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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