Migrating from SBS 2003 to a Windows Server 2008
Posted on 2011-04-20
I have a client who just bought a new server running (server 2008) he currently has SBS 2003
running that controls everything. I have never done a migration or even transfer data from SBS 2003 to Server 2008. Were moving his mail to a 3rd party solution so we will not need exchange on the new Server 2008. I have the new server up and running but I have not set up any (roles) or (features) it's simply running in the workgroup right now right next to the old sbs 2003 server. The only thing we want to do with the new server is use it as a file and application server for mass90.
I am a total newbie on server 2008, I have set up plenty of sbs 2003 and 2008 server but not a server 2008 from scratch. I need to know what (roles) or (features) I need to turn on. I am planing on creating a new domain. Not sure what the steps are in server 2008 for that. lastly we are not migrating from 2003 I am going to create all new accounts on the new 2008 server for the existing users. I just dont know how to get the users data from the 2003 server to the new 2008. I am assuming I will just create the new accounts and then copy the data manually from the SBS to the server 2008? Also I am assuming I need to save the local profile on the local machines before I drop them from the domain. So when I add them to the new domain I can recover all the settings? I really need a break down on all this step by step.... Thank for your help.