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How do I upgrade from 2003 server to 2008 small business server

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Hi,

I have a 2003 standard server and I have a new 2008 small business server.

I want to migrate email, user accounts etc to the new 2008 SBS server.

I have found many articles on how to upgrade from 2003 SBS to 2008 SBS but they have not been helpful.
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Hello pabgm,

http://sbs.editme.com/sbs2008migration
check the bottom 3 posts

Regards,

suppsaws
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by:ormerodrutter
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Do you have Exchange Server 2003? Below link shows how to migrate to SBS2008 from 2003 Standard With Exchange 2003 Server.

http://powerbiz.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!4549FE505D68E9F1!139.entry

By the way what is your user base? If you only have a small user base don't bother with migration, better build from scratch.
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by:pabgm
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Hi,

Thanks for the posts.

I was able to follow the instructions from:

http://sbs.editme.com/sbs2008migration 

Now I need to bring email across to the new server. you mentioned that depending on user base I should start from scratch? there are 20 mailboxes which need to come across to the new server.

Pablo.
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by:pabgm
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Hi,

I still have not received any feed back on my last comment. I am trying to get the exchange server on the new SBS 2008 box going but am having difficulties. I have tried to move the mail boxes to the new server but the new server isn't in the list of the mail box databases, the only one that is in the list is the old server.

Pablo.
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by:numero_uno
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The Best way to do that at this moment is to use the Exmerge Utility to extract user's PST and then import the PST back in the SBS 2008.
We need to do this because:
1. The database architecture of the Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2008 are different.
2, There can not be multiple SBS servers in the enviornment.

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by:pabgm
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Ok. Once I have all the .pst files i then dcpromo the old server and uninstall exchange?
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by:pabgm
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by the way its not a sbs server. its 2003 server and a 2008 sbs
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by:pabgm
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I have noticed that in the exchange management console > server configuration >mailbox there is a message that says the following:

your exchange organization has no servers with the mailbox server role installed

its as though the exchange service is not running on my new server. So if I were to remove the old server I wouldn't be able to connect to the new server.
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When will I be expecting a reply to my posts????????????????
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