question

TerryLee-4951 avatar image
0 Votes"
TerryLee-4951 asked TerryLee-4951 commented

Mirgate 2003 Server Standard to 2019 Essentials

Hi all


I am planning to migrate our company old server to a 2019 and there are less than 20 users, so Essential version is enough for its role. I have made reference to these 2 threads and have a rough picture how it should be going:


https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/914aa5f5-432c-46e2-b6b2-ce1da0d07091/server-2003-to-2019-alternative-way-to-migrate-users-and-shares

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/206caa1c-5b58-4ed3-b7e9-d289461513be/mirgate-2003-server-standard-to-2016-essentials?forum=ws16essentials


But the problem is when I ran dcdiag, there is only 1 error:

Starting test: frsevent
There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the
SYSVOL has been shared. Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause
Group Policy problems.
......................... (dc) failed test frsevent


Is it critical in the migration? If yes, how to fix this problem?


Also, how to use repadmin to check the health of the server?


Thank you very much

windows-server-essentials
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

KarlieWeng-MSFT avatar image
0 Votes"
KarlieWeng-MSFT answered

Hello @TerryLee-4951

Before migrating to windows server 2019 you should fix domain controllers issue. meantime, for migrating to server 2019 you should migrate to DFSR.

"frsevent Checks to see if there are errors in the file replication system. (Failing replication of the SYSVOL share can cause policy problems.)"

Please refer to the Warnings and Errors about Dcdiag


Repadmin.exe Assists you in diagnosing replication issues between domain controllers. This tool requires command-line parameters to run.
For more information and to download, see Repadmin.

Best Regards
Karlie


If the Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.
Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.


5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

TerryLee-4951 avatar image
0 Votes"
TerryLee-4951 answered TerryLee-4951 commented

Thanks Karlie

I understand:
1. migrate server 2003 to server 2012/2016
2. upgrade server 2012/2016 to DFSR
3. migrate server 2012/2016 to server 2019

But I need to fix the error of frsevent which I still don't have any idea. Could you tell me where I can find some hint?

Thanks



· 5
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

Hi terry

Have you already upgrade to DFSR? if yes, then you can neglect FRS errors.

this article explain more about SYSVOL migration from FRS to DFSR


0 Votes 0 ·

Thanks Karlie

Sorry, I haven't started yet and still some more time to work on it.

I understand the new DFRS is to be used in the domain environment above 2008.

"In this environment if you are to upgrade your domain controllers to Windows Server 2016 you will come into issues with FRS.", that means I could not migrate my 2003 server directly to 2016, right?

But from this page:
https://serverfault.com/questions/669508/is-it-possible-to-migrate-from-windows-server-2003-standard-to-windows-server-20

It seems possible to migrate 2003 directly to 2016 without any FRS/DFSR problem.


0 Votes 0 ·

hi terry

We still suggest better to resolve all the errors before migration

0 Votes 0 ·
Show more comments