Installing SBS2008 from existing SBS2003 domain WITHOUT using Migration
Posted on 2009-05-08
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.