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Storage Migration Service Cutover fail validation

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Hello,

 

I am trying to migrate my Server 2008 R2 to my Server 2019 with Storage Migration Service.  On cutover validations I get the following failure:

 

validation fail.png

 

Now, I am under the impression that since these are Active Directory Domain Controllers, you can't have local user accounts (correct me if I am wrong).  Considering this, how am I supposed to get around this failure?

 

I have been banging my head against the wall for hours here lol.

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Best Response confirmed by kneureuter (New Contributor)
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Hi @kneureuter 

 

Unfortunately, SMS cutover is unsupported on domain controllers. This has a workaround which may or may not be viable - demote the source, then promote after cutover. Of course can only be done if you have more than one domain controller. 

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/faq#is-domain-cont...

 

The doc doesn't go into detail why it's not supported, but I suspect you are correct in that a DC has no local users.

 

Cheers,

Mark

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@HidMov Thank you for your advice!  I will give that a try.