IIS Migration Tool

Had to migrate a few sites today from Server 2000 to Server 2003 IIS6. Microsoft has a tool called iismt that will assist in migrating.

First thing I had to do on the Server 2000 server was enable DCOM so I could remotely transfer the files. Access DCOM configuration in 2000 from Start -> Run -> dcomcnfg. Here’s a screenshot of what the settings were.

After enabling DCOM, I rebooted the Windows 2000 server after I experienced some errors trying to remotely access it. Once rebooted, I was able to successfully migrate sites.

Here’s a quick batch script I made to copy multiple sites over. Pretty generic. Main point is that there were multiple sites so I needed a loop to do this. I only copied the configuration over. Next step after copying configuration over I then copied all data and made adjustments through IIS Administration tool for each individual site ensuring I had the document home directories properly setup post-migration.

@echo off
FOR %%s IN (13 17 18 20 21 23 25 29 32 34 36 39 8) DO iismt.exe OLDSERVER w3svc/%%s 
/user OLDSERVER\administrator /password s3cr3tpass /configonly

I determined which w3svc files I needed by browsing to C:\WINNT\system32\logfiles.

Hope this helps anyone with similar needs.

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