Looking for tool to migrate Windows 2003 SMB PDC to new box

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have a client with an existing Windows 2003 SMB Server that they use as a PDC.  There are no other servers in their domain.  We have purchased a new Windows 2003 R2 SMB Server (Note the R2), which is a completely different machine.  We wish to completely migrate their entire Active Directory and Exchange server including all settings and data to the new server, without modifying the old server.  The idea is that we will transfer the settings and data and turn the old server off and connect the new server to the production network, where it will be the PDC and the migration should be transparent to the users.  Is there a tool that will do this seamlessly?

Question by:sc456a
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    Accepted Solution

    I assume that SMB should be SBS, correct?

    This product was put together by a few SBS MVPs to do exactly what you're looking for. From what I've heard about it, it's well worth the investment.
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    Thanks for the recommendation - I purchased the kit and was very pleased.  I have JUST finished using it to migrate a customer, and though I had to do a lot of jumping around in the various documents provided and there were some omissions and errors I couldn't have done the migration without it!
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    Glad to hear it helped!

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