sbs 2003 to 2008 upgrade on xenserver 5.0

17/12/2008 - 18:59 von cat_millenium | Report spam
Hi there,

I am trying to upgrade my small business server 2003 (32 bit - on xen) to
sbs 2008 (64 bit).

Microsoft requests to have a response file on an USB-stick which I did.

I saved the response-file to the stick, plugged the stick to my xenserver
5.0 and added the removable device to the VM. The disk is shown as /dev/sda
and the stick as /dev/sdb.

When I run the installation the Upgrade does not work. It appears that the
installer does not find the response-file. I am then stuck with providing the
domain name.

Can anybody help?
 

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#1 Tobias Redelberger \(MVP -SBS\)
17/12/2008 - 19:49 | Warnen spam
Hi <realname_plz>

I am trying to upgrade my small business server 2003 (32 bit - on xen) to
sbs 2008 (64 bit).

Microsoft requests to have a response file on an USB-stick which I did.



So you mean this little guy:

SBS answer file generator tool (sbsafg.exe) - Requires .net framework 2.0


I am trying to upgrade my small business server 2003 (32 bit - on xen) to
sbs 2008 (64 bit).

Microsoft requests to have a response file on an USB-stick which I did.

I saved the response-file to the stick, plugged the stick to my xenserver
5.0 and added the removable device to the VM. The disk is shown as
/dev/sda
and the stick as /dev/sdb.

When I run the installation the Upgrade does not work. It appears that the
installer does not find the response-file. I am then stuck with providing
the
domain name.

Can anybody help?



Maybe with the following background information you can fix the problem
yourself:

SBS OOBE answer file locations and additional considerations
+ The root of every drive is searched in alphabetical order, though the
expected scenario is to have the answer file on a removable USB flash drive
+ The answer file must be named SBSAnswerFile.xml
+ The answer file is copied to the Data folder (%ProgramFiles%\Windows Small
Business Server\Data\) at the beginning of Setup and renamed Info.xml. On
subsequent reboots, we ignore the answer file and load data from the
Info.xml file in the Data folder.
+ The answer file generator stores the password in plain text in the answer
file. At the beginning of Setup, the password is grabed, encrypted and the
plain text version from Info.xml is deleted. The file is not deleted so that
it can be used for debugging purposes.

Tip: Removing the Custom Shell
If you need access to the desktop while SBS OOBE is running, you can follow
the steps below:
1. Open a command window using Shift + F10
2. Run regedit.exe
3. Delete the following registry value: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon \\ Shell
4. Run explorer.exe from the command window
5. The desktop should appear

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