I am looking for a simple way to copy / migrate 200+ machine accounts from an existing 5.1 server to a new 6.3 server. I am going to retire the 5.3 server's hardware soon. I wish to not bring over all of the history from the machines on the 5.1 server. I only want to migrate the machine accounts. I was able to point a 5.1 agent to the new 6.3 server on a different port which then successfully checked in to the new server but I was unable to get the agent to update. The Update Agent process never would run. Maybe it has to do with it being a 5.1 agent.
Any reason why you can't just run the 6.3 installer and upgrade the server ?
If you're not looking to transfer history, why don't you use your 5.1 server to push out a 6.3 agent using a simple agent procedure/script? The 6.3 agent will check in then you can delete the 5.1 agent.
@Paul - Unfortunately you can't go directly from 5.1 to 6.3.