How Do I Move GSS 2.5.1 From Existing Computer Onto A Replacement?
I'm part of IT Support on a college campus using licensed GSS 2.5.1 for up to 4,500 clients.
One of our several Ghost Consoles resides on a PC (XP sp3 32 bit) servicing over 200 PCs which we're trying to decommission and we'd like to transfer this consoles' contents (database, etc.) over onto a newer PC model (Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1 64bit).
The existing clients had their "Ghost Client" installed within an image we use for deployment and the "Clone" flag was set.
The current existing "Ghost Console" has a "static IP". It's been taken off the network (but its' contents are still intact) and that same "static IP" has been assigned to the newer PC. A backup can be performed on the original (if necessary), it's just no longer broadcasting over the network. Installed GSS 2.5.1 successfully but the existing clients are not being recognized by this newer computer.
What do I need to do to transfer over the original Console's database, etc. (hopefully resuming contact with my existing clients)?
Found Tech110251 Symantec article and made what appeared to be a successful automated backup "cab" file (using backupdb.wsf) but when I went to restore it (restoredb.wsf) on the new computer, I received a DOS window whereby steps were being executed and stopped at a "Windows Script Host" window stating "MakeCab failed to build the output cabinet, backup not taken".
Your help would be greatly appreciated!