HRA Server Migration: Preparing to Migrate

Updated: November 11, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Migration of Health Registration Authority (HRA) Server includes the following tasks:

  • Choose a migration file storage location

  • Prepare your source server

  • Prepare your destination server

Complete the steps or procedures in these sections to prepare your environment for migration.

Membership in the Domain Admins group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

Choose a migration file storage location

First, choose a location where migration files will be kept.

To choose a storage location

  1. Select a file storage location where migration files will be kept. The storage location can be a network share that is accessible by both the source and destination server, or portable media that can be transferred from one server to another.

Prepare your source server

Follow these steps to prepare an x64 or x86-based server running Windows Server® 2008 or Windows Server® 2008 R2 for HRA migration.

To prepare the source server

  1. Determine the domain, server name, IP address, and passwords on the source server.

  2. Determine the group membership of the source server in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), including security group and OU membership. This can be done using the Active Directory Users and Computers console (dsa.msc) or Server Manager on a domain controller.

Prepare your destination server

Follow these steps to prepare an x64-based destination server running Windows Server 2008 R2 for HRA migration.

To prepare the destination server

  1. Install Windows Server 2008 R2 on the destination server.

  2. Configure the host name of the computer, and configure network settings as desired. Do not join the computer to the domain yet.

  3. Install all critical updates and service packs on the destination server.

  4. Verify the server has access to the migration file storage location.

See Also


HRA Migration Guide
HRA Server Migration: Migrating the HRA Server
HRA Server Migration: Verifying the Migration
HRA Server Migration: Post-migration Tasks
Network Access Protection Design Guide
Network Access Protection Deployment Guide