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SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 without Exchange or Sharepoint or SQL

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I did read the indepth howto on moving from SBS 2003 to WIndows Server 2008 R2.

1st: we only use exchange for our voicemail system which is being replaced with a whole new phone system. This is a great time for me to move to Windows Server 2008 R2

2nd: We dont use share point at all.

3rd: Do i really need SQL desktop engine in this case?

Since we only have about 20 users on this network and only 1/2 actually use an exchange mailbox to get their voicemail. I thought about just killing exchange so I dont have to worry about migrating the mailboxes. I can tell the phone system to send msg's to the users desktop phone instead. Not a problem.

I have DHCP running on another server which I would like to get up and runnning on the new Windows 2008 R2 server as well.

I do have one other regular 2003 server running as a DC just in case something went wrong with the SBS 2003 server. It's running as a secondary DNS server as well.

So my plan was to uninstall exchange from the sbs 2003 and remove the users mail accounts... and I roughly understand what to do with the sbs 2003 to windows server 2008 R2 migration guide.

Eventually I do want to add exchange 2010 to a second windows 2008 R2 server.

Any advice? Is there an easier way to do this?

Any help as always..is appreciated!
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Those are the steps.

Here is a link to a full guide just leave out the Exchange parts but the steps need to be done with Domain Services.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2881-Migrate-Small-Business-Server-2003-to-Exchange-2010-and-Windows-2008-R2.html

If you don't want to move other services you don't like DHCP
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"If you don't want to move other services you don't like DHCP"

I'm not sure what you mean by this? :)


Seting up dhcp on any server is not a big deal. Should i actually move it to the SBS 2003 server before I do the migration?

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No, you shouldnt have to. Sorry was typing fast
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