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How do I migrate from SBS2003 to 2 new Server Std 2008 machines, one running as DC and storage and the other running Exchange 2010?

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Ive been trawling through all the feedback for some time, and am having a bit of a problem. I need to retire my old SBS2003 (replace it with a machine running Server std 2008 R2 x64), which basically runs the domain: exchange, ftp, vpn authentication, file and print as well as a few other apps. My problem, is that I want to seperate Exchange 2010 from the DC completely by installing and running it on another 2008 R2 server, but all the instructions Ive read so far, entail migration from SBS2003 to a single 2008 R2 server running exchange 2010. Has anybody out there had any experience with migrating SBS2003 to 2 seperate servers, one acting as DC etc. and the other running exchange 2010, as I sure as heck havent, and I really dont want to muck this up as its going to be happening in a production environment.

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I just had a guy try to migrate to SBS 2011 with ADMT recently. I can say it was a nightmare. I would not do it. That said, you cant do an SBS migration so you are left with exporting your exchange to a PST folder and starting clean. Here is an article with the thoughts on this:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/a9ca8991-cd7d-44c1-930c-fa18d2ebeece/

My advise. Start clean, jouin the users to the new domain and make new mail boxes. Have the users impor their old mail into the new exchange mailbox (with outlook ps) and call it a day.

It will save you a headache and your not bringing old garbage into a pristine domain.

I hope this helps..

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Hi louisreeves

Sorry man, dont have the luxury of being able to recreate the domain, as I have users in 3 different cities who log onto this SBS, so I need to keep it as original as possible to avoid complications.

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Hi Cliff

I already have all the server and exchange CALs bought, just need to start setting the new servers up. Ive migrated from SBS2003 to SBS2003 at another clients office, and that was pretty seamless, but never from SBS to Standard. Is there any particular order I have to follow when doing this migration? Do I have to run the data and AD migration first, followed by Exchange to the other server, or do I do it all at the same time? As I said, never done a migration like this to 2 seperate servers before.

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Even though Im dumping AD and File Sharing etc. on one server and Exchange on the other?
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Hi Cliff

You don't happen to have any written up documentation or technet articles on this subject you can forward on to me do you?
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Does anybody have any step by step documentation or articles on this procedure, as I really need to begin this migration quite soon.

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