How to Migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2008?

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From what I've seen already, it doesn't happen too much.  But I want to switch from Standard Server 2003 to SBS.  Is there anyway to make the transfer seamless, without having to start over and re-create user accounts?  
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Top Expert 2013
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The method that will likely give you the best guidance and support is to buy a migration kit from  www.swingmigration.com
They provide detailed instructions for various scenarios, one being identical to yours. The kit is $200, comes with detailed customized instructions, a few tools to make life easier, and 90 days unlimited support.

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Great, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  They have my scenario too:
https://www.sbsmigration.com/pages/96/

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Yes there is - it's not much different from a SBS to SBS migration - except easier if there is no Exchange involved.

In a nutshell - you will join the SBS box to your domain, run a  couple of scripts to update the AD schema, dcpromo the SBS box, dcpromo the original to make it a member server.

You will have to migrate any services - DHCP, DNS, File & Print, etc. When no clients are utilizing the old server - disjoin and retire. In this scenario, you can migrate over as long a period as you like.

I've got a Swing Kit, it really isn't necessary in this scenario - since you don't have competing SBS servers.
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Commented:
Thanks T0DD. Good luck with your project.
Cheers!
--Rob

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