This section describes how computers are migrated and how they're handled by Sophos Central afterward.
How computers are migrated
When you choose to migrate computers:
- The migration tool downloads the Sophos Central agent software and places it in the update share (Bootstrap Locations).
- The computers on the migration list get the agent software during their next scheduled update. (You set this in the Updating policy, on the Schedule tab).
- The Sophos Remote Management System (RMS), used for communications between the computer and the on-premise console, is uninstalled.
- The Sophos Central agent software is installed. This includes Sophos Management Communication System (MCS), used for communications between the computer and Sophos Central.
The migration process may take up to a couple of hours, depending on the computers’ updating interval and network connection.
What happens after migration
When a computer is migrated, Sophos Central treats it either as a user’s computer, if it's running a Windows client operating system, or as a server, if it's running a Windows server operating system.
When a computer is migrated, Sophos Central does as follows:
- Creates a user account based on the last known user of the computer at the time of migration, and adds it to the Sophos Central users list.
- Applies policies to the computer (by default, the Base policy for each feature).
When a server is migrated, Sophos Central does as follows:
- Adds it to the Servers list in Sophos Central.
- Applies server policies to the server (by default, the Base policy for each feature).