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Server migration tool problem

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  • I'm trying to migrate a Windows 2003 SP2 (R1) to Server 2012 Essentials.  It won't allow migration until the Server Migration Tool is run on the old server.  However, it stops at the beginning of the process with an error that the DFS Replication service is not running.  But as far as I know, the DFS Replication service did not exist until Server 2003 R2.  How can I get around this?

    Thanks for any help.

    Ron Volkman

    Aurora Technology Solutions 

    Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:59 PM

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  • Is there a log file created that you can share?

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk

    Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:54 PM
    Moderator
  • The SourceTool log file looks like this:

    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Failed to get the value of the key OperatingSystemSKU. Error: System.Management.ManagementException: Not found
       at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
       at System.Management.PropertyData.RefreshPropertyInfo()
       at System.Management.PropertyDataCollection.get_Item(String propertyName)
       at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.SmallBusinessServer.Tools.MigrationPrep.Wizard.TaskPrerequisiteProvider.GetProperty(ManagementBaseObject obj, String keyName).
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Current Server type: Windows2003
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Failed to get the value of the key OperatingSystemSKU. Error: System.Management.ManagementException: Not found
       at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
       at System.Management.PropertyData.RefreshPropertyInfo()
       at System.Management.PropertyDataCollection.get_Item(String propertyName)
       at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.SmallBusinessServer.Tools.MigrationPrep.Wizard.TaskPrerequisiteProvider.GetProperty(ManagementBaseObject obj, String keyName).
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Current Server type: Windows2003
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Failed to get the value of the key OperatingSystemSKU. Error: System.Management.ManagementException: Not found
       at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
       at System.Management.PropertyData.RefreshPropertyInfo()
       at System.Management.PropertyDataCollection.get_Item(String propertyName)
       at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.SmallBusinessServer.Tools.MigrationPrep.Wizard.TaskPrerequisiteProvider.GetProperty(ManagementBaseObject obj, String keyName).
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Current Server type: Windows2003
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Failed to get the value of the key OperatingSystemSKU. Error: System.Management.ManagementException: Not found
       at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
       at System.Management.PropertyData.RefreshPropertyInfo()
       at System.Management.PropertyDataCollection.get_Item(String propertyName)
       at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.SmallBusinessServer.Tools.MigrationPrep.Wizard.TaskPrerequisiteProvider.GetProperty(ManagementBaseObject obj, String keyName).
    01/06/2013 22:14:22          Current Server type: Windows2003
    01/06/2013 22:14:27          Starting task Raise the functional level of the domain and forest
    01/06/2013 22:14:27              Starting Task: Raising domain and forrest functional level.
    01/06/2013 22:14:27              Domain name is: DC=asg,DC=local
    01/06/2013 22:14:27              current domain functional level is: 2
    01/06/2013 22:14:27              No need to change.
    01/06/2013 22:14:27              current forrest functional level is: 2
    01/06/2013 22:14:27              No need to change.
    01/06/2013 22:14:27          Task finished successfully
    01/06/2013 22:14:27          Starting health scan using MBCA engine..
    01/06/2013 22:14:33          Health scan: MBCA model has been imported.
    01/06/2013 22:14:35          Health scan: SBSMigrationPrep model is in the mbca model list.
    01/06/2013 22:14:35          Health scan: Invoking SBSMigrationPrep model at 01/06/2013 22:14:35
    01/06/2013 22:14:46          Health scan: invoke result: True
    01/06/2013 22:14:46          Health scan: scan end time: 01/06/2013 22:14:46, duration: 00:00:11.5937500
    01/06/2013 22:14:47          Health scan: 1 issues found.
    01/06/2013 22:14:47          1: id=1, title=DFS Replication Service is not running, description=DFS Replication Service is not running on this server. By default, this service is running and startup type is set to Automatic., severity=Error
    01/06/2013 22:14:47          1 error(s) and 0 warning(s) found during BPA scan
    01/06/2013 22:14:55          Writing migration ready flag to False
    01/06/2013 22:14:55          Writing time stamp to registry
    01/06/2013 22:14:55          Writing Errors and warnings count to registry

    Monday, January 7, 2013 3:27 AM
  • I have the exact same error. Can not find any help.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 2:58 AM
  • Yes, I don't know if Server 2003 (R1) is too old to migrate from.  I've thought about using an intermediate step and migrating first to 2008R2, then to 2012 Essentials.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:41 AM
  • If you can try that - i would.

    Will try and get some attention from MS.


    Robert Pearman SBS MVP | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:43 AM
    Moderator
  • Thought about doing same thing but Microsoft says this is a valid upgrade path. My old server does not have enough space for the upgrade might have to virtualize it to add space. Thanks for the thoughts.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:09 PM
  • I'm trying to do the exact same thing. Microsoft seems to suggest that Server 2003 Standard R1 is a valid upgrade path, but the documentation for the migration tool only specifically covers SBS 2003. My guess is that unless we upgrade the source server to something that support DFS replication instead of FRS, then we are stuck doing a clean install and manually migrating. 

    If you've found a solution, I'd be interested. If it was 2012 Standard then we'd have more options such joining the current domain and then promoting it the primary dc. By default 2012 Essentials runs as a pdc.

    Friday, January 11, 2013 6:54 PM
  • Resolution


    1. Open SBSMigrationPrep.ps1 located in  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 

    2\Models\SBSMigrationPrep in Notepad. 
    Find "DFSR" 
    3. We will get the function as shown bellow
    function Check-DFSReplicationServiceStatus()
    {
        $service = Get-Service -Name 'DFSR'
        $status = $service.Status
    @"
    <DFSReplicationServiceStatusSection>
        <DFSReplicationServiceStatus>$status</DFSReplicationServiceStatus>
    </DFSReplicationServiceStatusSection>
    "@
    }

    4. Change the contents of "$service = Get-Service -Name 'DFSR'"  to $service = Get-Service -Name 'DFS'

    Once we have done this re-run the Migration and Preparation Tool 
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 8:30 PM
  • This worked.  Didn't have to restart tool, just hit the 'scan again' button after changes were made and saved.

    Thanks

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:33 PM
  • This worked! Thank you! My migration is under way.
    Monday, July 21, 2014 9:17 PM