Migrate Domain from SBS2003 to Regular 2008 w/ Exchange Stand Alone
Posted on 2011-03-02
I have a client that has an old SBS2003 server provided domain authentication to about 30 users and 8 servers. We have decided based on company direction and need to fortify Exchange to move them to a normal 2008 domain. I think the easy part is upgrading the schema so I can join the new 2008 domain server as a domain controller but where I go from there is hard to figure out.
This is what I am hoping to accomplish:
1.)Upgrade domain to 2008 schema, join 2008 domain controller. Migrate all FSMO roles to new server.
2.) Install Exchange 2007 onto new 2008 domain controller, migrate all mailboxes to new server.
3.)Remove SBS 2003 server from domain completely.
.There is documentation on how to go from SBS2003 to SBS2008 but nothing that really addresses what I am looking to do. Anyone have any experience with this?