Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Using File Server Migration Toolkit

The File Server Migration Toolkit is a tool which let administrators easily migrate and consolidate shared folders from servers running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 and Windows NT Server 4.0 to a server running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Remark: FSMT also supports DFS environment.

Prerequisites and Lab environment

Computer in Domain "contoso.com"
Computer FQDN
Roles
OS
DC01.contoso.com
Domain Controller, DNS Server
Windows Server 2003
03FS.contoso.com
Member Server / File Server
Windows Server 2003
08FS.contoso.com
Member Server / File Server
Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Create 4 domain local groups which are named: Account DL GroupFinance DL Group, IT DL Group and Sales DL Group.
  • Create 4 folders in FS1, and share and assign as the following:
Share NameShare PermissionsNTFS Permissions
AccountAccount DL group – Read, Change

Local\Administrators – Read, Change
Account DL group – Read, Write, Modify
Finance
Finance DL group – Read, Change

Local\Administrators – Read, Change
Finance DL group – Read, Write, Modify
IT
IT DL group – Read, Change

Local\Administrators – Read, Change
IT DL group – Read, Write, Modify
Sales
Sales DL group – Read, Change

Local\Administrators – Read, Change
Sales DL group – Read, Write, Modify
  • Install the FSMT in 08FS.contoso.com
Remark: Before installing FSMT, you have to install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or above in the server.


Using FSMT
Now, The folders, files and permissions will be moved to 08fs.contoso.com by FSMT.

1. At 08FS, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Click "Start > All Programs > Microsoft File Server Migration toolkit > File Server Migration Wizard".
3. At welcome screen, click "New".
4. At New Project Wizard, click "Next".

Figure 1: Project Name and Location

5. Click "Next".

Figure 2: Create a folder for the project

6. Click "Yes" to create the directory.
7. Un-check "Use the following DFS root server".

Figure 3: DFS consolidation root server

8. Click "Next".
9. Next to "Location", type the path which you would like to store folders in.

Figure 4: The path of stored folder

10. Click "Next".
11. Click "Yes" to create the directory.
12. Click "Finish".
13. At "Microsoft File Server Migration Wizard", click "Add Server".
14. Type "03FS", click "OK".

Figure 5: The share folders of the source server

15. Next to "View by", select "Target volumes".
16. Select "temp\03FS\Account".

Figure 6: The options of the target server

You can modify the share name and target location for each folder.

Remark: There is an option to help you create DFS link in the DFS root.

17. Click "Continue" twice.

Figure 7: The copy is in progress

18. Click "Continue".
19. Click "Yes" to accept finalization process.
20. Click "OK".
21. Click "View Report".

Figure 8: The report of migration

Figure 9: Share permissions of the Account folder

Figure 10: NTFS permissions of the Account folder

As a result, all share folders with permission migrate to 08FS.


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