Step 7: Perform post-migration tasks for the Windows Server Essentials migration

Applies To: Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials

The following tasks help you finish setting up your Destination Server with some of the same settings that were on the Source Server. You may have disabled some of these settings on your Source Server during the migration process, so they were not migrated to the Destination Server.

  1. Delete DNS entries for the Source Server

  2. Share line-of-business and other application data folders

Delete DNS entries for the Source Server

After you decommission the Source Server, the Domain Name Service (DNS) server may still contain entries that point to the Source Server. Delete these DNS entries.

To delete DNS entries that point to the Source Server

  1. On the Destination Server, open DNS Manager.

  2. In DNS Manager, right-click the server name, click Properties, and then click the Forwarders tab.

  3. Determine if there is an entry in the forwarder list that points to the Source Server. If there is, click Edit, and then delete that entry in the Edit Forwarders window.

  4. In DNS Manager, expand the server name, and then expand Forward Lookup Zones.

  5. For each Forward Lookup Zone, right-click the zone, click Properties, and then click the Name Servers tab.

  6. Select an entry in the Name servers text box that points to the Source Server, click Remove, and then click OK.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all pointers to the Source Server are removed.

  8. Click OK to close the Properties window.

  9. In DNS Manager, expand Reverse Lookup Zones.

  10. Repeat steps 6 through 9 to remove all Reverse Lookup Zones that point to the Source Server.

Share line-of-business and other application data folders

You must set the shared folder permissions and the NTFS permissions for the line-of-business and other application data folders that you copied to the Destination Server. After you set the permissions, the shared folders are displayed in the Dashboard on the Storage tab.

If you are using a logon script to map drives to the shared folders, you must update the script to map to the drives on the Destination Server.

Next steps

You have performed the post-migration tasks for Windows Server Essentials migration. Now go to Step 8-- Run the Windows Server Essentials Best Practices Analyzer.

To view all the steps, see Migrate to Windows Server Essentials.