Migration Path from SBS 2003 Prem 32Bit to SBS 2011 Prem 64 Bit?

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Is there a safe migration path from SBS 2003 Premium (32 Bit) to SBS 2011 Premium (64 Bit)?   Is there a "step-by-step" technet article on this?
Question by:mediasmart
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Expert Comment

ID: 36504115
Here is the document that will help you in performing step by step migraton from sbs 2003 to sbs 2011


download it and run go thru the migration guide

Most important thing. you should make sure your SBS 2003 server is in a healthy condition

Author Comment

ID: 36504139
That takes you to SBS 2011 Standard and not SBS 2011 Premium.  Is that an issue?   The SBS 2003 is also Premium, if that makes any difference...

Expert Comment

ID: 36504158
I guess the only additional feature is SQL on both the Editions of premimum servers.  

If you want to install sQL on to a seperate server then its ok otherwise SBS 2011 will also have SQL installed
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Author Comment

ID: 36504190
plus exchange...

Expert Comment

ID: 36504199
Yes that will not create any issues on that.
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Expert Comment

ID: 36504418
You may also want to consider doing a Swing Migration. It perserves more then Microsoft's standard migration method. You can keep the same server name and such. It's available here: http://www.sbsmigration.com. Myself and many others here have used the process before.

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Check out my migration 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

There is no need to pay for a swing migration kit, you will also find it's not a supported migration method.

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