On this last migration we came to realize that we were seeing this particular error frequently:
The above screenshot was borrowed from the Official SBS Blog.
A quick question to my fellow MVPs and Susan Bradley pointed us to:
- The Official SBS Blog: You May Get an Error "Verify that the Source Server Name is Correct" While Trying to Install SBS into an Existing Domain
When it happened to us, we had jumped into the command line (SHFT+F10) and began to ping the source IP and DNS A with the name failing the first time. We ran an IPConfig /All and verified that the IP information on the destination was right which it was.
When we went to ping the source name again it was properly resolved to the source server’s IP.
In our case it meant waiting an extra minute or so before we could click that Next button.
What does this mean?
We need to have our destination server configured with an Intel RMM, Dell iDRAC KVM enabled, HP iLO Advanced, or other out-of-band remote management module so that we can keep an eye on things if we had left the site after running the SBS 2011 Migration Mode OS install!
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