Use existing FQDN / machine name / IP address to new computer

This document is applicable for Endpoint Central build number 10.0.205 or above. In this method you have to assign either the FQDN, machine name or IP address in which your current Endpoint Central server is running to a new computer.

Steps to perform on the system where Endpoint Central server has been installed.

  1. From your web console, navigate to Admin tab and under Server Settings, click on Central Server Migration and choose to "Use existing FQDN / IP Address" to new computer.
  2. Download the Server Migration Guide and perform the 'Steps to Ensure' given in the downloaded guide before initiating the migration process. This will prevent your new Endpoint Central server from having start-up issues.
  3. From Command Prompt in administrator mode on your old installation, navigate to <Installation_Dir>\bin and execute the command server-migration.bat retain.
    For example, C:\ManageEngine\DesktopCentral_Server\bin ---> server-migration.bat retain
Executing this script will disable the Endpoint Central Service and "MEDC Server Component - Apache". You will not be able to connect to the web console.
  1. Zip the entire Endpoint Central installation directory named DesktopCentral_Server. Once the zip file is ready, manually copy the file and paste it in the new computer where you are going to install the Endpoint Central server. Extract the in the new server.

Steps to be performed on the system where Endpoint Central server is going to be installed

  1. Navigate to <Installation_Dir>\conf and delete ws.modtime file.
  2. From command prompt in administrator mode, execute the Migrate-DCServer.bat from <Installation_Dir>\bin folder.
    For example, C:\ManageEngine\DesktopCentral_Server\bin ---> Migrate-DCServer.bat


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