Server change over. How easy to migrate from SBS 2003 to a new server?
Posted on 2006-04-19
Full money solution wanted here, it could be a long one...
Okay the scenario is:
We have two aging servers here, one for email (exchange server, Windows 2003 domain server) and the other a file server (windows 2000 server). I have been landed with these two and want to upgrade to a new Windows 2003 SB Server with exchange. There are about 40 users on the system.
So, really looking for advise on whether to start afresh with a new server, load exchange etc. and then transfer the old mailboxes over, or do I "clone" the old server over to the new one? I would really like to start afresh, but am afraid that there may be "hidden" hurdles in transferring the old mailboxes over to the new users. Also, would peeps think it is possible to change over in a weekend as I don't want it to be "offline" during the working week.
Need more details, let me know :)