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Notes on migrating server roles with Windows Server Migration Tool

Here are some notes I made when I was studying form my MCSA 2012 upgrade exam.

To migrate roles from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Win2008R2)  to Windows Server 2012  (Win2012) take the following steps:

  • Run PowerShell as Administrator and Install WSMT on the Win2012 server with the following command:

    Install-WindowsFeature Migration
  • Create deployment folders on Win2012 . Run the following command in Command Prompt as admin

    SmigDeploy.exe /package /architecture amd64 /os WS08R2 /path <deployment folder path>
  • Copy the deployment folders from Win2012 server to the Win2008R2 server.
  • Register WSMT on Win2008R2 server. Run the following command in Command Prompt (as admin) in the copied directory on Win2008R2 server:

    .\Smigdeploy.exe
  • Load WSMT into your PowerShell session. 

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Migration

  • Find out What features you can export from the Win2008R2 Server by using the following command. Run it in PowerShell as Administrator.

    Get-SmigServerFeature
  • Next step would be to use cmdlets such as Export-SmigServerSettings, Import-SmigServerSettings, Send-SmigServerData, and Receive-SmigServerData to migrate data and settings to Win2012 server

MORE INFO available at TechNet

-Eric

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