Finish Windows SBS 2008 migration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008


Although the Migration Wizard does not migrate data for line-of-business (LOB) applications, you must use the procedures that are provided by your LOB-application provider to migrate the data within the 21-day grace period that you have to complete the migration process and before you decommission the Source Server.

To finish the Migration Wizard

  1. On the Migration Wizard Home page, click Finish Migration, and then click Next.

  2. On the Finish the migration page, you can choose to finish any skipped tasks, finish the migration process, or skip the tasks and return to the Migration Wizard later.

    1. If you want to finish the skipped tasks, click Do not finish the migration yet, and then click Next. To finish the skipped tasks, see the instructions for that task.

    2. If you want to finish the migration process, click Finish the migration, and then click Next. Continue to stepĀ 3.

    3. If you want to stop the Migration Wizard and return later to finish, click Skip this task, and then click Cancel. When you restart the wizard, it returns to this page, where you can choose to finish the skipped tasks or finish the migration process.

  3. On the Finish the migration page, follow the instructions in Demote and remove the Source Server from the network to finish Windows SBS 2008 migration.

  4. Remove the Source Server from the network.


This is required.

  1. Rerun the Connect to the Internet Wizard to reconfigure the DNS entries on the Destination Server network adapter. This removes any references to the Source Server in the DNS entries.

    1. In the navigation bar on the Windows SBS Console, click the Network tab, and then click Connectivity.

    2. In the Tasks pane, click Connect to the Internet, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

  2. Return to the Finish the migration page, click The source server is no longer a domain controller, click Next, and then click Finish.


After finishing the migration, you might experience a problem the first time that you create a user account on the Destination Server. If this occurs, remove the user account that you added, and then create it again.