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Hi,

I am looking at upgrading the hardware on our SBS 2003 server. Pretty much everything will be new apart from the existing hard drives. Firstly, is it possible to just move the hard drives from the old server to the new server? If this is not possible can someone suggest the best way to move the server across. If I have to do a clean install of the SBS 2003 server how do I move all the client settings and permissions across?

Thanks in advance

Kelly
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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It's only possible to move the old drives to the new server if the motherboard has the same chipset, and even then, there could be problems.  Also, if your current server came with SBS pre-installed (ie, it's an OEM version) you cannot move it to different hardware without violating the license agreement.

There are basically four options available to you which you can review in my answer here:  http:Q_22008948.html

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by:gukacell
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Thanks for the link, I have been trying out Acronis True Image with the Universal Restore plugin but I have 2 main problems with it. As you probably know you can restore either from a windows enviroment or from a bottable CD, here are my problems with this:

1. The universal restore feature does not work properly within the windows enviroment. Apparently, this is a known issue that Acronis have been reluctant to fix.

2. My SATA drives are not found by the Acronis Bootable CD. Ironically, the universal restore feature does actually work in the bootable environment...apparently!

So, at the moment True Image is completely useless to me.

I may have a go at just installing SBS 2003 and adding the computers manually to the domain unless you know of any way to get the True Image to work using universal restore.

Kelly
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 2000 total points
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Well, it sounds like there are driver issues... so the True Image route may not be the best.  However, I generally suggest using the Swing Method from www.sbsmigration.com.

Jeff
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by:gukacell
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Thanks Jeff, I have ordered and downloaded the Swing Kit and going through it now, there's alot of documentation. Any idea how to run the tools? They have all have 'v_b_e' extension.

Cheers

Kelly
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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All of the support for this process is provided by sbsmigration.com.  Please read their documentation fully, as it's important to do things the way that they prescribe.

Jeff
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