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Migrating Win SBS 2003 to Win 2008 STD with Exchange 2007

Posted on 2009-06-29
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Hi all,

Our client has a Windows SBS 2003 server, using Exchange 2003, with a few Windows 2003 STD TS servers.

We would like to find out if it is possible to migrate from Windows SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003 to Windows Server 2008 STD with Exchange 2007.

Note: The current setup with Windows SBS 2003 is 32bit. My understanding is that Exchange 2007 must be 64bit in a commercial environment. So most likely the new setup should be a 64bit environment.

Is this migration possible or do we need to rebuild the new servers from scratch?
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by:sandypatel
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there is official Migration guide from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 by Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b&displaylang=en

download this document and start migration, its working perfectly without any problem. i have tested it.
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by:DustPuppy75
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hi,
install a new windows server 2008 join it to the domain and promote it to be a Domain Controler using DCPROMO. Then install Exchange 2007 and move the mailboxes to the new server. When complete transfer PDC emulator roles to new DC and remove the old SBS from the domain.
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by:Saakar
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Any updates??
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by:fdepasquale
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The solution provide relates more to Exchange migration in general rather than covering aspects relating all a complete migration from an SBS Environment to a non-SBS Environment.

At no point did anyone make mention of the Microsoft Transitional Pack which is required when migrating from SBS to non-sbs environment.
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by:manav08
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Guys,

I came across this thread while looking for some answers sto my migration problem. The answer is incorrect. The user actually wants to migrate to Server 2008 and exchange 2007 from SBS 2003 whereas article discusses migration of exchange 2007 on an existing SBS 2003 domain.
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