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Move fax data for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

Published: January 28, 2011

noteNote
This is an optional task.

ImportantImportant
You must install and configure the Fax service on the Destination Server before you start to migrate fax data from the Source Server. If the Fax service is not configured, you will receive an error message.

ImportantImportant
If there are fax folders on the Source Server and Destination Server that have the same name, the folder on the Destination Server is overwritten when you migrate the fax data, so back up your fax data on the Destination Server before you perform this procedure.

If you want to migrate custom cover pages from the Source Server to the default location on the Destination Server, you must change the permissions for the existing fax cover page files on the Destination Server.

To change the permissions of the fax cover pages on the Destination Server

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Computer, and then navigate to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax\Common Coverpages folder.

    noteNote
    The files in the Common Coverpages folder already have the correct permissions. However, you need to change the permissions for the files in the Language-CountryCode folder.

  2. Right-click the Language-CountryCode folder, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.

  4. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, click the Owner tab, and then click Edit.

  5. In the Change owner to field, select Administrators, and then enable the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects option.

  6. Click OK in the pop-up dialog box that appears, and then click OK twice to return to the Properties dialog box.

  7. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click Edit.

  8. In the Permissions dialog box, click the Administrators account, and then in the Allow column, select the Full control check box.

  9. Click OK twice.

  10. In the Language-CountryCode folder, right-click confident.cov, and then click Properties.

  11. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click Edit.

  12. In the Permissions dialog box, click the Administrators account, and then in the Allow column, select the Full control check box.

  13. Click OK twice.

  14. Repeat steps 10-13 for the following files:

    • Language-CountryCode\fyi.cov

    • Language-CountryCode\generic.cov

    • Language-CountryCode\urgent.cov

To migrate fax data

  1. On the Migration Wizard Home page, click Migrate fax data, and then click Next.

  2. On the Migrate fax data page, if you want to skip this task, click Skip this task, and then click Next. If you want to complete this task, select a check box to choose where you want the fax data to be saved on the Destination Server, and then click Click to start migrating your fax data.

    noteNote
    If you chose the default location for the files, and you did not change the permissions of the files on the Destination Server, the Migration Wizard cannot overwrite the files. The following message is displayed: An error occurred while migrating fax data. If you do not want to migrate the fax cover pages, click OK.

  3. When the task finishes, you are returned to the Migrate fax data page. Click Task complete, and then click Next.

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