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When you migrate objects from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you receive the following error message:
Could not find the specified instance.
Additionally, a "Permission Denied" error message is logged in the Smsprov.log file.
To resolve this problem, make sure that the user who is configured for the migration has the required access to the object in Configuration Manager 2007. Then, try the migration operation again.