The Server Extension is an optional component that is installed on your SharePoint server to provide you with additional functionality needed in to preserve certain values or features when you run a migration.
Note: You do not need the server extension when migrating to an Office 365 environment.
Please follow the below checklist before installing the Server Extension:
- You have 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.
- Your SharePoint server has .NET framework 3.5 or higher.
- You have validated that you need to preserve one of the values on this list, and/or you are migrating from SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and would like to run Insane Mode.
- You have read and understand the security considerations associated to the Server Extension.
Ready to go?
You can download the Server Extension here.