I have a client who has been fairly careless with their network security. I have done what I can but now we have a serious virus infection on both the single SBS 2003 server and the five (5) XP SP3 clients.
I have tried to clean them up as much as possible but all of the machines have sustained some damage (deleted dll's etc) including the server.
I have been asked to replace the server with a new SBS 2008 server which is required for their new office software (not Office) .
If I clean the systems up as much as possible using what every tools I can, is there a way to do the automatic migration from the SBS 2003 server to the SBS 2008 server without causing the 2003 server to shut down.
What we would prefer to do is perform what ever actions are required by MS to migrate from 2003 to 2008 while maintaining the original 2003 server as a backup in case the migration fails. My understanding is that the natural migration process leaves the 2003 server unable to boot.
Am I correct in my understanding?
The 2003 server does not provide any real functionality other than hosting a shared drive, printers, fax, and support a database (Pervasive) and an interface to the database. It does not support any other activity other Exchange functions.
Given this, is there a simple way to do the migration that will incur lower risks?
Mind you I am not in any way an expert on MS server - this is my first migration effort in a small business.
Thanks for the help.