2003 migration to sbs 2008

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I have an existing client with 2003 Std Server SP2 and Exchange 2003 SP2 on xxx.com domain. They want to migrate to SBS 2008. Is there a way to migrate users/mailboxes from this setup?
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Thanks for the quick response. Can you setup SBS2008 in another domain than .local? I have done one installation of this before and did not see that it will allow you around this? The main concern i have is currently they have domain.com and if SBS only allows .local then will your document work?
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you can use the following article to upgrade windows 2003 AD to 2008
AD 2003 to AD 2008 MIG
http://www.petri.co.il/windows-server-2008-adprep.htm
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SBS can use .com or whateveryou want it to.  As long as you are joining your existing domain then my document will work.

If you want a different domain name then you cannot do a migration to SBS with a different domain name to what you already have you would need to do it manually.
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Msabry06 that is for Server 2003 to Server 2008 not SBS2008 they are very different.

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Nice article and very helpful. Just completed the migration and all was surprisingly smooth. One thing to add is that you should install Exchange 2007 Rollup 9 before migrating mailboxes. This rollup will resolve an issue with the auto-discovery function of Outlook 2007 along with a few other bugs, but this was the biggest hurdle I had to overcome. On one pc which was in cached mode I had to manually edit the Exchange server field. Thanks again!! EE rocks!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=55320be2-c65c-48bb-bab8-6335aa7d008c&displaylang=en
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee221166%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

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