Migration Manager 2.2 Technical Preview - Mini Guide

This is a quick evaluation guide for Migration Manager for SharePoint 2.2 Technical Preview. For more information see this blog post.

 

Installing Bits

 

Extract the contents of the package to a disk on your SharePoint 2010 server and run <extracted path>\Migration Manager for SharePoint\Setup.exe. The installation wizard will start.

 

On the Configuration Database screen, specify your SQL server and leave the default database name:

 

On the License Selection screen, select Specify License and click the Licenses... button to open License Manager. Select Migration Manager for SharePoint and click Browse License... Navigate to the extracted folder and select the key.asc file.

 

On the Service Account Credentials screen specify an account that has administrative permissions on both SharePoint 2003 and 2010 server farms. This account will be used to run Migration Manager Windows services and can be adjusted later on a per-service basis.

 

 

The installation wizard will now install/configure Migration Manager on the server.

The Getting Started web page is opened up automatically at the end of the installation. You can use the Migration Manager Web Access URL you see in the browser address string to access the tool remotely.
 
 

Migrating SharePoint 2003 Site to SharePoint 2010

Click on the SharePoint 2003 link on the start page to go to the SharePoint 2003 module:
 

Fill in the job name and click Select... to select the source site. Since you haven't added any SharePoint 2003 servers to Migration Manager, you will not see any sites to choose. Click the Add link at the bottom of the page and type in your SharePoint 2003 server name:

 

When the server is added to Migration Manager, the site list will populate automatically. Select your source site and click OK:

 

Click Select... to choose a parent SharePoint 2010 site.

Check the Start Now box and click Create to run the migration job immediately:

 

Wait for the migration job to complete (you may need to refresh the page):

 

Now that the site content is migrated and there is one last thing left to do - migrate web part pages. Click the Web Part Pages drop-down button on the job page and select Start. Wait for the task to complete:

 

Done!

 

 

Note that even though migration has completed, the migration job has not. It is still tracking changes to the source site and synchronizing updates to the target. Try adding a list item to the original site or modify a document in a source document library. In a few minutes the changes propagate automatically to the target site.

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Alex Kirillov
Product Manager with the Microsoft Platform Management group