Friday, May 13, 2011

Finally done the migration

First of all the program that Microsoft supplies to write the anwserfile to start migration mode on SBS 2008 names it incorrectly. All lowercase is what is required.
Using a USB stick with the anwser file is fraught with difficulties as Windows tries to install itself on there. The solution is to remove the USB stick when Windows starts the install, and then replace it when it looks for the answer file, although working that out is pure guesswork.
Microsoft were extremely unhelpful with this problem looking for £200 just to hear the problem which is a bit much considering the cost of the program.
I always though that the price of software reflected the level of support you get.
Microsoft fails miserably on this.

Once the migration started it was a piece of cake.