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I have a customer who has a SBS2003 Server.  This server has been damaged to some degree and deals with regular lockups that appear to be memory based.

They have a new Server and are prepared to install SBS2008 on it and the original plan was to do it via migration.  But after working with their SBS03 server, I believe that there is also corruption with AD and have found corruption with Group Policies.

My train of thought now is do I want to bring the existing issues and problems over by doing a migration or just start with a fresh server.  I'm leaning toward a fresh server which means that I would need to manually import the Exchange databases, etc.

I'm wondering if anyone has every done this and/or if there is documentation on the most successful path to accomplish this.

Thanks for any insight.
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Before a swing migration
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Edit to that perform a swing migration.
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What is a swing migration?
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Create a temp DC move AD to that bring in the new SBS 2008 box and migrate. The temp DC can be 2003 standard NOT sbs. Thus moving AD off your damaged hardware and domain replication won't be to hard on the old box depending on the size of your AD.
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It's a small network.  About 10 users.  And I believe that AD may also in fact be damaged (the previous company didn't know much about rights and there are rights covering rights covering rights.  I'm actually just thinking about starting from scratch on the new server and therein lays the question.  Can it be done with SBS?  Build a new SBS, create a brand new AD, move the Exchange info and Data (the hard drive data shouldn't be too difficult) and go from there?
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Exchange is going to be a pain. You would need to use like EXEMERGE to create pst backups of all the mailboxes because it will be a completely different AD and Exchange setup. Plus SBS08 uses Exchange 2007 which is a whole new world :)
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I've actually done a migration from Exchange 03 to 07 (full version, not SBS) and it went well.  It was a migration of sorts in that both servers were online, the schemas were all the same, etc.  I know there are issues with SBS having two DC's on line for more than 21 days I think?  Just trying to consider all my options here.  I really don't want to bring the existing AD over to the new server but it may be the easiest way to go.  I've just got to pick the lesser of two evils.  It's why I started this thread to see if anyone had ever done it successfully and/or if there is a set of guidelines for this type of install.
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I would think keeping the existing AD would the easiest how dirty is the AD? NTDS errors?
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