The Server Extension is an optional component that is installed on your SharePoint server to provide you with additional functionality that preserves certain values or features when running a migration.
Note: The server extension cannot be installed in Microsoft 365. However, it is highly recommended to install it on any on-premises SharePoint servers you use ShareGate Desktop on. For example, when installed in an on-premises source for a Microsoft 365 migration, the extension will help package your information which can reduce the strain on Microsoft 365 and lower the potential for throttling.
Please ensure the following before installing the Server Extension:
- Administrative rights on your SharePoint server. The Server Extension must be installed on all the web front-end servers if you have more than one.
- SharePoint server .NET framework 3.5 or higher.
- Validate that you need to preserve one of the values on this list, and/or that you are running a migration from SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 with Insane Mode.
- Read and understand the security considerations associated to the Server Extension.
Ready to go?
You can download the Server Extension here.