I am Planning to Move LANDesk9.0 SP2 From W2K3 to W2K8, Please let me know how to proceed?
If someone can provide me Steps that would be greatful!!!!!
the general way to proceed is to install a Windows 2008 R2 (attention we support only Windows 2008 R2) with IIS 7.5
you can find instructions about IIS 7.5 installation here : http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-6797
Create on your DBMS a new database for the new core: if you are not going to use the SA user make sure that the user that you are going to use is DBO of that database (ask to your DB admin) [you will not need this DB at the end...read all the procedure]
Then make a backup of your database and actual core (it is always a best practice to have backup of your past environment)
Install LANDesk 9 SP2 (we have a streamlined/slipstream version with SP2 already preinstalled) on the new server.
If you want that your agents/devices will be able to talk with the new server you will need to take the certificates from your old core and inject them on the new core.
The procedure is easy:
Simply save the following files from the old core that you will find in "C:\program files\landesk\Shared Files\Keys" (the drive is always C: even if LANDesk is installed on another folder) and copy them to "C:\Program Files(x86)\LANDesk\Shared files\Keys". Be sure to do not overwrite or delete anything on the NEW CORE in that folder
The files you need to copy from the old to the new are:
Copy the *.0 file(s) to the new core ldmain share as well ( \\<newcore>\ldlogon\ )
If you called the server in a different way from the the old one you need to act on your corporate DNS so that the old name will point to the IP of the new server.
Your DNS administrator can modify the A record of the DNS or create a CNAME record (alias).
Now you are ready to switch to the old database
This is a general guide and steps may depend from your environment...so be sure to understand well the steps and always make a backup before to proceed.
Hey buddy, thanks for the quick response, I appreciate it. I have to go through this in details before performing this migration. I will get back to you guys again when i'll start this or have any further questions/doubts.
Thanks a lot.