SBS 2000 Migration to Windows 2003 AD - REMOVE SBS
Posted on 2008-10-07
Network currently has SBS 2000 as the core server for AD. Previous IT team had implemented Exchange 2007 one of the servers on the network. Current objective is to move away from SBS all together but keep all AD information along with Exchange 2007 site. We've called Microsoft on this case and they had recommended us to either utilize the Transition Pack or just to purchase the licensing for Windows 20003 and decomission the SBS server (after seizing all FSMO roles from the SBS server). Question is:
* If we just seize all the FSMO roles from the SBS server, what are the precautions or gotchas that we should be looking for?
* If the Transition Pack has no technical values (besides software cost savings), should we even consider that solution?
All in all, the software cost factor is not an issue for us. Our bottom line to get away cleanly from SBS but retain our current AD and Exchange infrastructure. Please help if you have the migration experience. Thanks in advance.