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Screencast :Server 2003 Migrations

  • Consolidate multiple legacy servers
  • Preserve share paths and security permissions
  • Minimize downtime and avoid reconfiguring clients and applications

In this Screencast How to Migrate Server 2003 File Servers to Server 2012 R2, we demonstrate how to migrate and consolidate multiple Server 2003 file servers to Server 2012 R2.

The key requirements in this project are:
– Preserving the existing Sharing and Security permissions.
– Preserving the UNC Share paths, so no reconfiguration of the clients and applications are required.
– Minimizing downtime

To cover these requirements, we’ll be using the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit. It allows you to migrate data in two passes. During the first pass, users can still access the file shares, and you can perform it during regular working hours. The second pass performs the actual cut over, when the delta is copied and applied to the destination shares and client access is interrupted.

When the migration project completes, we demonstrate an elegant way to preserve the UNC paths and restore access to the migrated file shares on the destination server right away, effectively minimizing downtime.

File Server 2003 Migration to Server 2012 R2

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