Win 2000 Server w/Exchange and 2000 TS migration to SBS 2008 Prem and RDS
Posted on 2011-05-04
I have a scenario where an office has a Windows 2000 server that is a DC and has Exch 5.5 on it and another 2000 member server running Terminal Server. They client uses their local workstations as dumb terminals and run RDP to the TS and that is where their Desktops live.
I would like to replace the hardware with two new servers, one with 2008 SBS Premium and the other 2008 with Remote Desktop Services. As there is no upgrade path from Exchange 5.5, I’m thinking of backing up each user’s mailbox to a .pst, setting up Exchange on the SBS server, and then importing the .pst’s into the new Exchange store.
As for TS, what is the best way to handle the profiles? Can I join the new SBS 2008 server to the existing Domain, transfer the FSMO roles over (along with the users, security, etc), robocopy over the folders and move the TS profiles to the new TS server? Will that work? Or, do I need to start with a fresh Domain on the new equipment and recreate the security, shares, migrate profiles, etc? There are only 10 users.