I have to do a migration of SBS 2003 standard to Windows Server 2008. Up until now I have just been using Windows Server 2008 x64 but I read somewhere that Windows Server 2008 R2 is the way to go if you want added benifits like hyper-v. I have a series of question in relation to this migration -
1. I have never worked on Windows Server 2008 STD R2. What are its advantages and disadvantages of it over Windows Server 2008 STD.
2. I am going to use this new server as a Domain Controller with Exchange 2010. I do know, it is not a recommended solution but works for small/medium businesses who do not have that much capital. Would someone please let me know if you have run into issues with using R2. I have personally used STD for exchange 2007 and it has always worked.
3. This happens to be my first Exchange 2010 install as well. Is there a migration guide for migrating Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 or should one just follow the same steps as with Exchange 2003- Exchange 2007 migration.
4. I also know that to migrate from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2008, you need "Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack" but I remember reading somewhere on EE in one of the posts by "tigermatt" that it isn't required and you can get around by transferring your FSMO roles etc. and proceed with normal migration as you normall would use when migrating SVR 2003 to SVR 2008.
5. Would someone be able to point me to some good articles in relation to migrating SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 x64