Zinstall WinServ migrates applications, settings, shares, profiles, data etc. from one Windows Server to another.
It supports Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, including 32-bit to 64-bit, physical to cloud, or cross-Windows-version migrations (such as 2003 to 2016).
Read on for more details, or contact us to get your migration started!
For a tutorial on how to migrate all applications, data, profiles and roles to Windows Server 2019 / 2016, see the Server 2019 / 2016 Migration How-To here.
For Windows Server 2003 considerations, see Server 2003 Migration guide here.
WinServ is also available from IBM Services, as part of their full service package for large scale deployments. Contact your IBM account team in your region for more information.
WinServ transfers applications, settings, profiles, shares and data from one server to another. It is application-generic, so you the process works even if nobody remembers how to install all of the stuff running on the source server in the first place.
So if you are looking for a way to automate a large part of your server migration project, WinServ is the right tool for you.
(You do of course still need a professional driving the migration; WinServ does not transfer drivers, server roles such as DC / IIS / DNS, and cannot make incompatible applications into compatible ones – although this is a concern primarily when dealing with Server 2003 to Server 2019 migrations.)
WinServ can transfer from physical to virtual (P2V, V2V, V2P), from one Cloud stack to another (Amazon, Azure, IBM and others), from 2003 or 2008 to 2016 / 2019 (and of course from Server 2016 to Server 2019), from 32bit to 64bit and so on.
Whenever you need to migrate from one Windows Server to another, you can probably do that using WinServ.
WinServ is not an application virtualization product. We actually perform a real, native migration: applications become natively installed on the new server, same way as what you’d get after a manual install (with their settings, data and connections in place, of course).
This way, you are not affected by app virtualization limitations, your applications can run normally, and you can migrate the entire stack in one go, without prep time for creating containers and troubleshooting app capture.
Zinstall WinServ is made to make life easier for IT.
It is usable out of the box, and allows to start a migration immediately (no need for server-side installs, script builds etc.).
It is domain-aware, customizable and automatable for easy integration with existing corporate tools.
Its transfer includes custom-built software, in-house application stacks, user profiles, shares and permissions – everything that makes your servers work.
We understand the value of business continuity, and the importance of clean, efficient IT work.
Remote service for Server Roles migration
Zinstall WinServ product – migrates applications, settings, shares, profiles, data from one Windows Server to another.
Remote server migration (performed by Zinstall engineers) – use this option when you need to migrate server roles (Domain Controller, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, profiles, shares and data).
WinServ does not transfer server roles (such as (Domain Controller, Active Directory, IIS, Exchange, DNS, DHCP). While IIS and Exchange are not migratable, we can get other roles transferred for you (this is especially useful when you just need to migrate a small business server which controls the domain). As part of the Full Service package above, our server migration engineers will connect remotely to your servers at a time that works for you, and perform the migration for you.
For mission critical deployments, weekend and off-hours migrations are available – keeping your users unaffected by the migration.
Note that for Service Provider partners, our engineers will act as an extension of your team – your customer does not have any interaction with us (in fact, in most cases we don not even know who the customer is, and vice versa).