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SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration with Single Label Domain Name

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Hello,
Just tried to do a migration from sbs 2003 to sbs 2008, the install failed on the answer file because our domain name was single label.  Now we are stuck on how to proceed.  Everything I have read says that you cannot rename the sbs 2003 domain so it seems we would need to do a clean install of sbs 2008 with a new domain name but the issues that I am worried about is how to move the existing Exchange data over.  I don't mind recreating the AD stuff as we don't have that many accounts anyway.
Also open to other ideas to "make" the migration work if possible.  I would love to be able to just ad .local to our current domain instead.
THanks...
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Moving Exchange data isn't that complex. You haven't said how many users you have, but it is a matter of exporting the content of the mailboxes to PST files and then importing them. Depending on the number of users you would either do it direct through Outlook for each user or use a workstation to run the import-mailbox command. You cannot do it on the server directly.

I am not aware of any way to force the migration through.

Simon.
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Funny, that is exactly what I was planning if there weren't any alternatives. I should probably just buckle down and do it the hard way...
Thank you Mestha!
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