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Migrating Exchange

Posted on 2006-06-07
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I would like to know if it's possible to Migrate Exchange 2003 (on an SMB server) to a Windows Standard 2003 server. I wanted to know if this would cause some conflicts, since I know SMB can be picky about what is on the network.

Basically Box 1 would be AD/DC on SMB Serve r2003, but Box2 would have Exchange/IIS on Window Standard 2003. Some advice on this would be great.

If it's possible, some best practices or links on migrating Exchange 2003 from an SMB server to a Windows 2003 Standard Server would be great.

Question by:JasonWinn
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That will be fine.
Standard migration to a new server. I have an article on my web site: http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp

I would probably leave Exchange on the SBS server though, even though you have all users off the server. It may not react correctly to having Exchange removed.

Also remember that you will have to license Exchange, Exchange CALs and Windows 2003 CALs separately - your SBS doesn't cover them unless you have bought a transition pack.

SBS will tolerate anything on its network, apart from another domain controller trying to take the domain roles. The SBS machine has to hold on to them all otherwise it throws a hissy fit and fills up its event logs.


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Thanks for the quick reply, you have helped me several times and I really appreciate it.

My question to you, is it ok to just use the migration wizard, or is better/needed to use your walkthrough?

I don't have a problem using the walkthrough, just curious of there is something the wizard misses which would cause me to use the walktrhough?

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You don't use the migration wizard.
That is for going between independent servers on separate domains.
All you are doing is moving between two servers on the same network. For that you use a standard move mailbox based migration.


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