Can Server Consolidator migrate files/data from or to a NetApp filer? (NETIQKB1550)

  • 7701550
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 05-Feb-2008


Can Server Consolidator migrate files/data from or to a NetApp filer?

Server Consolidator 2.0

Server Consolidator 7.1


Yes, Server Consolidator can migrate files/data from or to a NetApp (Network Appliance) filer.

Using Server Consoldiator 7.0 or 7.1, you simply need to add the registry key shown below. However, to be able to migrate files from a NetApp Filer storage appliance with Server Consolidator 2.0, you must first install Hotfix 4 from the following link and add the registry key mentioned below:

This hotfix lets you use Server Consolidator 2.0 to migrate files and folders from a NetApp Filer storage appliance (this functionality was first introduced into Hotfix 3, but Hotfix 4 has Hotfix 3's functionality rolled in, see NETIQKB861 for more information here).  To implement this, you must add a registry key and edit the setting for the key.

WARNING: Be careful when editing your Windows NT or Windows 2000 Registry.  If there is an error in your Registry, your computer may become nonfunctional.  You can export a backup copy of your registry.  Then, if an error occurs, the Registry can be restored to the state when the computer was successfully started last.  For more information, see Help for Windows NT or Windows 2000 Registry Editor.

To add the Skip Server Check key and set its DWORD value to 1:

  1. Start Regedt32.

  2. Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE window.

  3. Expand SOFTWARE.

  4. Expand Mission Critical Software. (for DMA 6.3)

  5. Expand NetIQ. (for DMA 7.0)

  6. Expand DMA.

  7. Click Edit and select Add value.

  8. Select REG_DWORD for the data type.

  9. Type SkipServerCheck for the value name.

  10. Click OK.

  11. Type 1 for Data and select Decimal.

  12. Click OK.

  13. Close Regedt32.

NOTE: When consolidating to a NetApp Filer brand network appliance, run the Server Consolidator agent on a separate computer running Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

For more information regarding Domain Migration Adminstrator/Server Consolidator support for NetApp Filers, please refer to the User Guide or online help.

    Additional Information

    Formerly known as NETIQKB1550