Posts tagged ‘upgrade’

Windows 10 Update Fails error code 0xc1900208

It seems Windows 10 Update fails sometimes, especially with the Fall Creators Update.  It continuously wants to install, you approve, it runs, and fails, often with error code 0xc1900208.   

In troubleshooting I have found most of the time it will install if you click the “Update now” button form the Creators Update Web page.  It seems to check for compatibility, make any adjustments, then Install.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 

Should that fail to work, you can download the Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter, which will troubleshoot, and offer to repair any issues found.  There is also a troubleshooter for Win  7 and 8.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027322/windows-update-troubleshooter 

However, I also recently read about an issue with attached USB drives oddly causing the update to fail.  Recently,  on a PC on which I tried all of the aforementioned options, and had no attached USB devices, I discovered a DVD in the drive.  Once ejected the update installed without a problem.  This strikes me as very bizarre, but perhaps the update searches other available drives for some reason. 

Therefore; I recommend if having issues with Windows updates, try disconnecting any USB devices such as external drives, thumb drives, phones which may be charging, and possibly even USB printers, and don’t forget to check the DVD tray, just in case.

SBS Migration

There are dozens of articles and white papers regarding migrating SBS version 20xx to version 20xx but many people seem to have difficulty locating these.  The following is a collection of some of the more popular options and methods.

Firstly there is no upgrade option, and if you have never done a migration I strongly recommend carefully reviewing documentation and try a migration in a test lab first as it is a lengthy procedure due to all the components included in an SBS environment.  You might want to considering hiring someone experienced with doing so, or perhaps buy a Migration “Kit” from swingmigration.com  SwingMigration.com specialize in migrations, and in particular SBS.  They provide detailed documentation for you specific migration scenario, some basic tools, 90 days support for the migration, and a method that allows you to revert back to your original configuration at any point.

If you want to go it on your own, or just read up on the topic, thee links may be of some help.

SBS 2003 to SBS 2003

Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware

SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

Migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2008 from Windows Small Business Server 2003

Philip Elder’s: SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Guide

Windows Small Business Server 2008 – Build information (Wiki)

SBS 2003 to SBS 2011

Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003

Philip Elder’s: SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Migration Guide

Glen Knight’s: Migrate Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2011 ( SBS 2011 migration guide )

SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success

Small Business Server 2011 Standard Build document (wiki)

SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration issues that you can call 1-800-Microsoft (or your local Microsoft support) and will get support and hotfixes included at no charge

SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Essentials

Migrating Windows SBS 2003 to Windows SBS 2011 Essentials

Migrate All Mailboxes to the Cloud with a Cutover Exchange Migration

Robert Pearman’s: Migrating to SBS 2011 Essentials eBook

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Build document (Wiki)

SBS 2003 to Server 2008 R2 and Exchange

Glen Knight’s: Migrate Small Business Server 2003 to Exchange 2010 and Windows 2008 R2

Server 2003 standard with Exchange to SBS 2008

Glen Knight’s:Migrate Windows 2003 with Exchange to Small Business Server 2008

SBS 2008 to SBS 2011

Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2008

SBS 2011 to SBS 2011

Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard to New Hardware

Migrating Windows SBS 2011 Essentials to New Hardware

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