Troubleshooting SPMT installation issues

If you are having trouble installing the SharePoint Migration Tool, this article provides information on the possible causes and steps to correct the problem.

Common issues

If you are having issues loading the SharePoint Migration tool, here are a few items that are commonly forgotten.

Item Requirement
System architecture Must be x64
.Net version Must be 4.6.2 or higher. See How to determine which versions are installed
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable for X64. SPMT is trying to add all the redistributions in packages, but missing some system dlls. Trying to install the package might help to resolve all the dependencies. Download: Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 RC.
Anti-virus Stop 3rd party anti-virus software on your computer prior to installation.

Download the tool instead

If you still are experiencing unexplained errors, try downloading the SPMT tool to your local computer.

  1. Download zip package to your local computer: Download SPMT.zip package.
  2. Right-click the zip file, and click properties.
  3. On the General tab, select Unblock and then click OK.
    SPMT Properties

  4. Open the zip file and extract all files.
  5. Run the microsoft.sharepoint.migrationtool.advancedapp.exe file.

Install errors

Error Suggested action
"Application SharePoint Migration Tool is already installed from another location". An unfinished installation may be the cause of this error. Uninstall the tool and then reinstall.


Check to make sure all system prerequisites have been installed

Requirements for best performance

Component Recommendation
CPU 64-bit quad core processor or better
RAM 16 GB
Local Storage Solid state disk: 150 GB free space
Network card 1 Gbps
Operating system Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 10 client
.NET Framework 4.6.2
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Required for OneNote migration.


Minimum requirements (expect slow performance)

Component Requirement
CPU 64-bit 1.4 GHz 2-core processor or better
RAM 8 GB
Local Storage Hard disk: 150 GB free space
Network card High-speed Internet connection
Operating system Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 updated or better
.NET Framework 4.6.2
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Required for OneNote migration.

Required Endpoints

The following table lists the required endpoints for using the SharePoint Migration Tool.

Required Endpoints
https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
https://login.microsoftonline.com
https://api.office.com
https://graph.windows.net
https://spmtreleasescus.blob.core.windows.net/
https://aka.ms/
https://*.queue.core.windows.net
https://*.blob.core.windows.net
https://*.pipe.aria.microsoft.com
https://*.sharepoint.com