HRA Server Migration: Preparing to Migrate
Updated: February 29, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012
Migration of Health Registration Authority (HRA) Server includes the following tasks:
Complete the steps or procedures in these sections to prepare your environment for migration.
Membership in the Domain Admins group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).
First, choose a location where migration files will be kept.
To choose a storage location
Select a file storage location where migration files will be kept. The storage location can be a network share that is accessible by both the source and destination server, or portable media that can be transferred from one server to another.
Follow these steps to prepare an x64 or x86-based server running Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2008 R2, or Windows Server® 2012 for HRA migration.
To prepare the source server
Determine the domain, server name, IP address, and passwords on the source server.
Determine the group membership of the source server in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), including security group and OU membership. This can be done using the Active Directory Users and Computers console (dsa.msc) or Server Manager on a domain controller.
Follow these steps to prepare an x64-based destination server running Windows Server 2012 for HRA migration.
To prepare the destination server
Install Windows Server 2012 on the destination server.
Configure the host name of the computer, and configure network settings as desired. Do not join the computer to the domain yet.
Install all critical updates and service packs on the destination server.
Verify the server has access to the migration file storage location.