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I need to replace our old sbs 2003 with a new sbs 2008.
Our old sbs 2003 has only 5 users which use roaming profiles with exchange 5 mailboxes.
I also need to change the domain name. Actually i dont't really need to but if it is not to difficult then it is something we would like to do.
What would be the quickest and safest way to do that?
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For a 5-user SBS, I would do a fresh, clean installation of the SBS 2008 onto the new hardware, then migrate users, data and computers across. You can use Outlook's File > Import/Export feature to export email to PST files for each user, then re-import it on the new server using the same approach.

There is a path to upgrade the existing network from SBS 2003 to 2008 (will still require new hardware), but for the number of users, a clean installation would be much more worthwhile (and in some respects, much simpler). http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546034.aspx

-Matt
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thanks Matt
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