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sbs 2003 migration to sbs 2008.

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Hi ,

     we're moving fromSBS 2003 to SBS 2008. Would like some advice if possible ?

Having looked at the microsoft migration path have decided that I may as well do a fresh install of the server and applications.. That way I do not loose a backout path.

First question - If I leave the domain name and ip address of the new server the same as the old one then I guess that I can power of the new and power on the old server anytime - In other words I can work on the new server outside of hours and put the old one back up in time for production.
     This will give me some time in which to set up the new server, and an old server to use in case of catastrophic failure of the new server - ie. we have backups but something else could fail.

Second question - When the new server gos live I wil need to migrate the exchange mailboxes and calenders across from the old one - can you advise on the best way to do this.
  We only have six users , I was thinking that I might just export the calenders and mail (.psts) on each client PC, and then just reimport them when the new server is active.

Third - If I use the same domain name and users then I expect the client PCs to connect without problems, or do I need to set up the users again on the clients.

Many Thanks.


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