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Migrating the OfficeScan 11.0 server registered in Active Directory to a new platform

    • Updated:
    • 24 Nov 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • OfficeScan 11.0
    • OfficeScan 11.0
    • OfficeScan XG
    • OfficeScan XG.All
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise R2
    • Windows 2012 Standard
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2

You want to migrate an OfficeScan server, which is registered in Active Directory (AD), from Windows 2008 platform to Windows 2012 platform and SQL Server 2012. Learn how to perform the migration while retaining all the settings and Active Directory registration.


To migrate the OfficeScan server without losing the Active Directory registration and settings:

  1. Stop the OfficeScan Master Service using the Control Panel.
  2. Back up the OfficeScan SQL database from the current OfficeScan server using the SQL Server Management Studio Tool.
  3. Start the OfficeScan Master Service.
  4. Recover the OfficeScan SQL database to the new dedicated SQL 2012 server.
  5. Back up the current server settings using the OfficeScan Server Migration Tool.
  6. Back up the C:\Program files\Auth Cert Backup Folder.
  7. Back up the certificates with the following command:

    CertificateManager.exe –b "strongpassword" C:\Test\

    The "strongpasword" is the password for the output ZIP file.
  8. Unregister the old OfficeScan server from the Active Directory.
  9. Shut down the old OfficeScan server.
  10. Deploy a fresh Windows 2012 server with the same network settings and hostname as previous one.
  11. Register the new Windows 2012 server to the Active Directory.
  12. Deploy IIS role and Message Queuing feature on the new server.
  13. Install a new OfficeScan 11.0 server on the Windows 2012 server. During the installation, recover the client certificates from the backup copy. For more information, refer to this article: Files to back up before upgrading, migrating, or uninstalling the OfficeScan server.
  14. Make sure to install all the patches similar to those on the original server.
  15. Recover the server settings using the server migration tool.
  16. Switch server to this database on the new Windows 2012 SQL Server using the SQLTxfr.exe tool located in ..\Admin\Utility\SQL folder.
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