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SBS MIgration or new installation

Posted on 2011-04-23
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05

We have to move a small client with 4 users to 2010 SBS.

Being such a small office we thought it might be easier to install SBS 2010 and start from scratch  instead of doing a the SBS migration.

We have a few doubts though, this are the main that come up to my mind right now.

1) If it's even possible to have two SBS servers running side by side if not in migration mode.
2) Moving Exchange mailboxes from another domain/forest.
3) Shares and network files ACLs

Thanks for any help-
Question by:reliantcorp
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Glen Knight earned 2000 total points
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Benefits of Migration:

No Downtime
No disjoining and rejoining the computers to the domain
no need to export mailboxes and re-import them
no need to "fix" exchange so that users can reply to old emailss
no need to setup user accounts again
If you have file security configured it doesn't change
user profiles stay the same
you don't need to touch the client

That's just for starters.

The problems with not doing a migration are the negative of the above.

Use my guide here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/A_4234-Migrate-Small-Business-Server-2003-to-Small-Business-Server-2011.html

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ID: 35456129

Thats what I thought, thanks. And what a great guide you put together.

Before closing the question may I ask you a couple of things ?

You said exporting and importing mailboxes. How is that done ? exmerge ?

And what is that exchange fix and why should it be done ?

Thanks a again

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