SBS Migration to Windows 2003 - have extra hardware.
Posted on 2006-04-06
I have a client with two VERY poorly configured servers. They are running out of room, everything is on the "C" drives with no other partitions; it's just a big mess. They want to move to a regular 2003 domain. One server is running SBS2003 with Exchange and houses *everything.* For some reason, the last consultant also added a Windows 2003 Std Member server which is honestly doing nothing. I need to eventually wipe THIS server too as only one partition is defined, and the RAID cage is full already.
What I would like to do is eventually end up with the SBS server being Windows 2003 Standard. I would also like to erase and reinstall the second server simply due to it's configuration. I want to do this while keeping the domain/etc if it's possible. If not, I'll just exmerge the Exchange data to NAS, dump the AD list, and redo everything. I'd obviously rather not do this!
Can anyone suggest the best way to perform this migration?