Old Retail Win SBS Server to New OEM Dell Poweredge Server
Posted on 2008-10-31
We have a client with an old Server with Windows Small Business Server 2003 that was built by our company a few years back. The client just purchased a new Dell Server to replace it. This would be the DC, and exchange server. What would be the best way to transfer everything. I do have Paragon Partition Manager server edition 9.0. Not sure if that would work, since its different hardware.
Would I be able to transfer the Licenses?
I have instructions from Microsoft on Migrating SBS 2003 to new hardware. It states that "If you are migrating to a computer that has Windows SBS 2003 Pre-installed by an OEM, you will be redirected to reinstall Windows SBS 2003. Will I have to use the SBS 2003 Installation Disks from the old server and re-install it on the New Dell Machine and then use the Dell disks to install the drivers for the new machine?
Any other good guides out there other than Microsoft.? Any help on this would be much appreciated