Published: January 28, 2011
Updated: March 10, 2011
Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
You can have only one server on your network that is running Windows SBS, and that server must be a domain controller for the network.
When you install Windows SBS 2011 Standard in migration mode, the following tasks are accomplished:
Turn on the Destination Server and insert Windows SBS 2011 Standard DVD1 in the DVD drive. If you see a message that asks if you want to boot from a CD or DVD, press any key to do so.
The installation wizard loads files into memory.
Verify your language and regional preferences, and then click Next.
Insert the USB device or other removable media that contains the migration answer file in the Destination Server, and then click Install Now.
Read the license terms. If you accept them, select the I accept the license terms check box, and then click Next.
On the Which type of installation do you want page, click Custom (advanced).
If you need to install drivers for your server hardware, on the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced), and then click Load Driver.
Insert the media that contains the drivers, and then click Browse in the Load driver dialog box.
Browse to the location of the drivers, and then click OK.
When you finish installing the drivers, on the Select the driver to be installed page, click Next. This returns you to the Where do you want to install Windows? page.
On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, create and then select the partition where you want to install the operating system.
If the hard disk that you want to use is not listed, such as a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drive, you must first download the driver for the hard disk. Obtain the driver from the manufacturer, and then save it to removable media, such as a USB flash drive. Insert the removable media in your server, click Drive options (advanced), and then click Load Driver. After the driver is loaded and the hard disk is listed, complete one of the following steps:
The operating system is installed on the selected partition. After the operating system is installed, the Destination Server restarts.
If the migration answer file is successfully detected, the Verify the clock and time zone settings page is displayed. Click Open Date and Time to verify the clock and time zone settings to check the date, time, and time zone settings. When you are finished, click Next.
On the Source and Destination Server networking information page, verify that the IP addresses of the Source and Destination Servers and the default gateway IP address are correct. If appropriate, select the DHCP is running on the Source Server check box. Then click Next.
On the Source and Destination Server information page, verify that the information about the Source Server, domain administrator account, Destination Server, and certification authority are correct. Then click Next.
On the Get important updates page, if the Destination Server is connected to the Internet, click Go online and get the most recent installation updates (recommended). If the Destination Server is not connected to the Internet, click Do not get the most recent installation updates. After the installation finishes and you configure Internet access, you can connect to the Internet to get the most recent updates.
If you selected this option, the Connecting your server page is displayed and the most recent installation updates are downloaded.
On the Company information page, verify that the information is correct, and then click Next. The information is used to configure server tools.
The Expanding and installing files page displays the progress of the final installation process. When the Windows SBS 2011 Standard installation finishes, the server restarts.
After the server restarts, the Installation finished page is displayed. Click Start the Migration Wizard to close the page and to start using the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console. The Home page of the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console displays Getting Started Tasks.
If there were issues during installation, click View installation issues on the Installation finished page. The Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console displays the Home page with Getting Started Tasks, so that you can start using the Destination Server and resolving the issues.
To complete the migration process, you must migrate settings and data from the Source Server to the Destination Server by using the Migration Wizard. For information about running the Migration Wizard, see Move settings and data to the Destination Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration.
After the installation finishes, you are automatically logged on with the administrator user account and password that you provided in the migration answer file.