Server Storage Migration Service Extension Not Visible

Recently i’ve been experimenting with the Server Storage Migration feature in Windows server 2019. This feature allows you to clone an existing file server and migrate its shares and files to a new server and perform a cutover migration to the new server.

I had an issue where the server storage extension was not showing up in the list of extensions despite being installed!

As you can see here the extension is not listed.

It turns out that the Server storage migration service is not supported on the evaluation version of windows. Grrr what to do now..

I needed to upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Standard edition. which is fortunately very easy!

First open up a Powershell window and run as Administrator.

Enter the following command:

DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:N69G4-B89J2-4G8F4-WWYCC-J464C /AcceptEula

Press Y to reboot the server when prompted.

Now when you load up the Windows Admin Center the Storage Migration Service is listed, yay!

Hope you found this useful, comment below if you did and let me know how you found the Storage Migration Service feature during your own testing.

Author: Ian@SlashAdmin

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