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Migrate To SBS 2008 (OEM) on Dell PowerEdge 2900

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We purchased a Dell PowerEdge 2900 running SBS 2008 (OEM preinstalled)
Will I have reinstall the OS to use MIgration Mode?
The current setup will not allow the use of the existing domain.
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Yes you will have to reinstall it, see the following migration guide which will step you through the process:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b
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Understood.
I have already prepaired the source server and created an answer file.
I ran the patch that will allow me to keep the legacy server on line for 21 days.
Is there any risk running the ionitial setup and migration during production hours.
I would like to get it running tomorrow, and then do Exchange and File migration after hours
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No, you can do most of it with no impact to the source server, there will be times that you need to restart the source server but you have 21 days to do so, So just do what you can, restart after hours, then proceed with the next step.

Your users wont notice any difference.

Also if users dont log on to the network while the new server is handling exchange tasks the users outlook wont realise to look for the new server and not the old one, so its probobally better to take your time to ensure all users log on and get the correct server set in their outlook.
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