SBS 2011 – Error moving Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation data location

If you are in the middle of migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 and are trying to move the Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation data location on the SBS 2011 server and receive the following error:

“An error occurred while attempting to move the Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation database”

Please check to see that the ports in use on the SBS 2003 server are 80 and 444.  I was just trying to move the location and it kept failing.

After a few searches with no useful information being found, I checked a couple of other SBS 2003 servers that I have access to and saw that the one I was trying to migrate was using port 81 and 444, so I changed the port to 80, stopped and started the website and then tried the move again and this time it completed.

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3 Responses

  1. In our case the DNS name ‘companyweb’ still resolved to the source (SBS 2003) server. Changing the CNAME record to the new server (SBS 2011) and restarting the Companyweb site resolved the problem.

    • Thanks a bunch Ryan!
      We had exactly the same problem and your hint solved it for us. I would just like to add that we had to “ipconfig /flushdns” before the wizard finally ran through.

    • Thanks Ryan.. That worked for me too.

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