going from SBS 2003 to Server 2008 Standard

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I'm going from SBS 2003 to Server 2008 Standard and I wanted to keep all my settings, but how do I this from a fresh install?  I'd like to keep everything the same such as all folders, shares, and C: and D: drive, what's the best way to do this?

I understand you can't upgrade from SBS 2003 to Server 2008, so I guess I'll be doing a clean install.
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The clean install you would simply add the Server 2008 server to your existing domain and make it a domain controlelr.

Transfer all the shares over to the new server and then decomission the SBS2003 server.

I have over simplified this but that's all that needs to be done, this is assuming your NOT using Exchange or sharepoint which is part of SBS2003 but not part of Windows 2008 Standard.

perhaps you could provide more information and I can give more detailed steps.
Jian An LimSolutions Architect
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Commented:
i usually will do something similiar to this document
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453

but yes, i agree, if you have exchange, you better off do a SBS2003 to SBS 2008 migration (which there is alot of document out there)

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What if I 'm planning on this this on the same server?  I'm thinking I'm going to have to make a fresh install, but then isn't it going to erase the file systems in place under SBS2003?
Here's a post from the Microsoft forums that gives the correct steps (second post - read it carefully to find the list of steps to follow):
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/d874300d-04fe-4c5a-aed1-65720c1019f5/
DISCLAIMER - I haven't tried this myself, so I'd recommend reading the whole post carefully to see if there were any problems with the solution!
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It depends what your ultimate aim is?
Do you use exchange/sharepoint?

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