What is the best way to use Server Consolidator 2.0? (NETIQKB902)

  • 7700902
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Aug-2007


Server Consolidator 2.0


Server Consolidator has the ability to copy data, shares, and file permissions from source to a specified share on the target machine. The subfolders from the source will be copied into the existing target share. Domain Migration Administrator has the ability to translate security on the data before or after the migration process.

An example of when you would want to use Server Consolidator is if you were to decomission an old server. You would want to consolidate files, folders and shares from an old server to the new server with out losing or resetting permissions.This can be accomplished by doing the following:

  1. Using Server Consolidator, specify the name of both the target and source server. Click Next.
  2. Then the data or share to be migrated are selected from the source as well as the destination in the Target. For the Target path, you could use the root path C$, an existing folder, or a nonexisting folder could be typed in and SC will create it during the migration. Click Next.
  3. Finish the Wizard by selecting the desired options for migration.
  4. When you arrive at the User Account prompt, enter the account that was used to log into the Server Consolidator console or one that has Administrative rights to both the Source and Target servers. Click Next.
  5. Confirm the options you selected and click Finish to start the migration.

Once the migration is complete you must make sure that all users that were mapped to the old server are directed to the target server. Mapping is usually done through logon scripts, which would need to be changed to reflect changes in the new name of the server.

NOTE: If you are trying to move data across domains, the best practice is to translate security on the data before migrating. This ensures that once the source accounts are migrated they will still have access to the data when using the target accounts.


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Formerly known as NETIQKB902