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Can I change setup mode to Clean Install after having already started Migration Mode?

    Question

  • We were migrating SBS2003 to OEM SBS2011 pre-installed on a server. But after running the migration prep tools we discovered so many problems with old server we want to do a clean install. Can I restart and change setup mode to Clean install or do I need to use the DVD and start from scratch.
    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:31 PM

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  • Can you explain further please?  OEM installed software should be fully installed and upon boot should ask a few configuration questions, mostly the organization name and contacts, then be ready to create users and run the rest of the wizards.  Migration, otoh, requires booting from the DVD with a USB key containing an answer file.

    Therefore we cannot answer your question without knowing if the new server actually has an OEM installation and no USB answer file has been run.  If it has, then you will have to begin again from scratch, but it is a very quick and easy installation to get to the point of configuration.  Read though the SBS Build Wiki if you would like the collected wisdom of the community.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1709.sbs-2011-standard-build-info.aspx


    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP] If your question is answered, please mark the response as the answer so that others can benefit.

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:44 PM
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  • Can you explain further please?  OEM installed software should be fully installed and upon boot should ask a few configuration questions, mostly the organization name and contacts, then be ready to create users and run the rest of the wizards.  Migration, otoh, requires booting from the DVD with a USB key containing an answer file.

    Therefore we cannot answer your question without knowing if the new server actually has an OEM installation and no USB answer file has been run.  If it has, then you will have to begin again from scratch, but it is a very quick and easy installation to get to the point of configuration.  Read though the SBS Build Wiki if you would like the collected wisdom of the community.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1709.sbs-2011-standard-build-info.aspx


    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP] If your question is answered, please mark the response as the answer so that others can benefit.

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:44 PM
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    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:19 AM
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