Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

I plan to migrate a Windows 2003 SBS Server to a new Windows 2011 SBS Server in what time frame?

Posted on 2011-09-29
4
Medium Priority
?
342 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=3231
 I plan to migrate a Windows 2003 SBS Server to a new Windows 2011 SBS Server. Can you  give me an esitmate of how many hours labor this may require?
0
Comment
Question by:355LT1
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:AJS2011NZ
ID: 36890287
Depending on all sorts of things, but the actual migration should be easily completed in a weekend. Prep work ensuring your exisiting SBS server is in good health is essential, as will ease the migration.

Things that you will need to consider will be around how much data needs to be physically copied, what the line of business applications are and how to migrate them, how many mailboxes you have to move etc.

Given 2003 is x32 an 2011 is x64 only, you will also need to consider printer drivers and any applications that need to run on the new server that may not support x64.

For a 5 to 10 user site with only one or two 'simple' line of business applications, I would normally estimate around 40 to 50 hours.
0
 

Author Comment

by:355LT1
ID: 36890990
Does the SBS 2011 come with any migration tools for AD Domain user and computer objects?
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
aoakeley earned 2000 total points
ID: 36891926
The SBS2003 to SBS2011 migration is pretty comprehensive these days. Ther are plenty of guides online to complete it, not withstanding this EE guide 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

I always estimate 30-50 hours depending on how many line of business (LOB) applications are involved. For a server that has simple exchange and file sharing, no sharepoint or complex LOB apps. I have done it in around 20 hours from taking the new server out of the box, but that was a very simple migration with a small exchange database, and few file shares, and no roaming profiles.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:AJS2011NZ
ID: 36895680
That's the joy of performing a migration, AD remain's intact, so there is no need to move AD objects, redomain join PC's, muck with transfering profiles etc.
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This guide is intended for migrating Windows 2003 Standard with Exchange 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2008. You will need the following: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=DBAB201F-…
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to add a cinematic look to any film or video out there. There are very few simple steps that you will follow to do so. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question