File and Storage Services: Appendix C: Migrate iSCSI Software Target

Applies To: Windows Storage Server 2012, Windows Server 2012

This document describes how to migrate Microsoft® iSCSI Software Target 3.2 or 3.3 settings and data from an existing Windows Storage Server 2008 or Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 computer to a destination server that is running the ISCSI Target Server role service that is included with Windows Server® 2012 and Windows Storage Server® 2012.

The naming for iSCSI Software Target has changed. To reduce the potential for confusion, in the context of this document, any naming that refers to “iSCSI Software Target”, refers to prior product versions installed on Windows Storage Server 2008 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, which are source servers. By contrast, any naming that refers to “iSCSI Target Server” refers to the new role service included with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012, which are destination servers.


This document only contains iSCSI-specific migration information. For generic information, such as the use of Windows Server Migration Tools, refer to the application section in the main File and Storage Services Migration Guide.

See Also

iSCSI SoftwareTarget Migration Overview
Prepare to Migrate iSCSI Software Target2
Migrate iSCSI Software Target1
Verify the iSCSI Software Target Migration1
Troubleshoot the iSCSI Software Target Migration1
Roll Back a Failed iSCI Software Target Migration