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How to migrate Configuration Manager Proxy to another server on the same SCCM Site

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  • Parallels Mac Management

If you want to migrate Configuration Manager Proxy to another server, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Uninstall the Configuration Manager Proxy on the current server.

  2. Export the Configuration Manager Proxy certificate on the current server. (for PKI mode also export Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy (PKI) certificate)

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  3. Import the certificates on the new server.

  4. Install and configure the Configuration Manager Proxy on the new server.

This article describes how to perform the above steps.

Exporting the certificate from the current server

To export the certificate from the server running the Configuration Manager Proxy:

  1. In Windows, click Start > Run...

  2. Type mmc.exe in the Open box. This will open the Microsoft Management Console.

  3. In the console, click File > Add/Remove Snap-in to open the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog.

  4. Click Certificates in the Available snap-ins list.

  5. Click the Add button. Select the Computer account option and click Next.

  6. On the Select Computer page, select Local computer and click Finish.

  7. Click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog.

  8. In the Microsoft Management Console, click Console Root / Certificates(Local computer) / Personal / Certificates.

  9. Right-click the Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy certificate, then click the All Tasks > Export... option in the pop-up menu. The Certificate Export Wizard opens.

  10. Click Next on the Welcome page.

  11. Select the Yes, export the private key and click Next.

  12. On the Export File Format page, select the following options:

    • Personal Information Exchange - PKCS #12 (.PFX)

    • Include all certificates in the certification path if possible

    • Export all extended properties
  13. Click Next.

  14. On the Password page, type and confirm a Password (you’ll be asked for it when importing the certificate on the new host). Click Next.

  15. Type a path and filename for the target certificate file ( e.g. C:\sccm_proxy.pfx) and click Next.

  16. Review the export summary and click Finish to complete the wizard.

  17. Copy the certificate file to the server where you want to move the Configuration Manager Proxy.

Importing the certificate on the new server

To import the certificate on the new server:

  1. In Windows, click Start > Run...

  2. Type mmc.exe in the Open box and click OK. This will open the Microsoft Management Console.

  3. In the console, click File > Add/Remove Snap-in to open the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog.

  4. Click Certificates in the Available snap-ins list.

  5. Click the Add button. Select the Computer account option and click Next.

  6. On the Select Computer page, select Local computer and click Finish.

  7. Click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog.

  8. In the Microsoft Management console, click Console Root / Certificates(Local computer).

  9. Right-click the Personal node and then click the All Tasks > Import... item in the pop-up menu. The Certificate Import Wizard opens.

  10. Click Next.

  11. On the File to Import page, click the Browse button and select the “.pfx” certificate file that you exported earlier (make sure to change the file extension filter in the Open dialog to .pfx). Click Next.

  12. On the Password page, type the Password that you specified when you were exporting the certificate and select the Mark this key as exportable... option.

  13. Click Next.

  14. On the Certificate Store page, select the Place all certificates in the following store option. Make sure that the Certificate store field is set to Personal (if it doesn’t, click the Browse button and select Personal from the list).

  15. Click Next.

  16. Review the import summary and click Finish to complete the wizard.

  17. Install and configure Configuration Manager Proxy on the new server by running the Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM installation program.

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