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Upgrade / Migrate from RADIUS Windows 2000 to 2008 RRS feed

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  • Is it possible??

    I have looked through the new interface for NAP under 2008 and omg! Nothing is even anywhere near close or similiar to the easy to navigate and manage interface in RADIUS on 2000 or 2003.

    I am hoping it is somehow possible to migrate or import my settings from radius 2000 into nap 2008. I cant even reproduce my settings because almost all of options have changed names. I cant spend the time studying it right now...i just need to migrate our 2000 server running radius/ias to 2008 and revisit it later.
    Monday, June 2, 2008 10:17 PM

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  • Hi Scott,

    I'm glad you like the new interface! I do have some kind of bad news though. Server 2008 RADIUS (NPS) exports and imports settings in XML, and IAS can't export to this format. At this time, the only way to duplicate settings is to upgrade an IAS machine to Server 2008. I know this creates a problem if you are planning to use a new machine for NPS and retire the IAS box.

    If you need to keep IAS running until NPS is up, one way is to export your IAS settings and import them on a test machine that is also running IAS. Then, upgrade the test machine to 2008 and export the settings as XML suitable for the new machine.  This allows you to do a fresh install of 2008 on the new machine and import your settings rather than installing IAS and upgrading. I know this is not ideal.

    -Greg
    Monday, June 2, 2008 10:45 PM
  • Thanks Greg. If I update the win 2000 RADIUS server to windows 2003 and then to 2008 can i safely rename it at that point without any issues?
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 12:03 AM
  • Hi Scott,

    I think you just need to follow this procedure: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/4e3b5476-2cf8-4ff1-9b5d-a8b8e9a952b91033.mspx if you rename NPS. The most significant thing is that you will need a new server certificate.

    -Greg
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 12:11 AM