Hardware Migration SBS2003

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
We need to upgrade the hardware platform for our SBS2003 setup.

We currently use an entry level server with SATA drives etc etc and want to upgrade to an HPML350 with raid array etc etc.

I would rather not create a new domain with all that that intails! Does anyone know a procedure for migrating the domain to new hardware?

In my Novel days they had a nifty utility to migrate NDS & Data! - it would be nice if MS has the same.

Remember it is SBS2003 so the use of BDCs etc will be restricted.
Question by:markfullarton
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         Hi markfullarton
                  SBS Swing migration

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    Have alook at this kit

    Or something like Acronis True image server with the barebones reinstall software.

    The acronis is expensive but would cover all you backup needs as well.


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    by:Stephen Manderson
    Hi there,

    The easiest way to do this would be to use swing its not free but it does the job well.

    You can also do it this way, which would involves using dcpromo to retire the old server and transfer the roles etc to the new one.;en-us;884453

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    by:Stephen Manderson
    Forgot to say dont forget to backup :P
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    There is no such thing as BDCs in an Active Directory  domain.  SBS DOES NOT RESTRICT YOU in the number of Domain Controllers you can have.  It DOES require that the SBS Server be the FSMO Master DC.

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