Migration to SBS 2011 from Server 2003 R2 Enterprise

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi Experts,

I am planning a migration from a Server 2003 R2 Enterprise to a SBS2011 server. This is my first migration to SBS2011 so I am trying to make sure I have everything in place. According to technet article, the migration is a little different in SBS2011.

I just want to make sure that the above article is correct in terms that I run a migration tool from the SBS2011 server.

Also, does any preperation need to be done on the source (Server 2003 R2 Enterprise) server? The current source server is running:

Exchange 2003

Question by:RLComputing
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    You run the migration preparation tool on the SOURCE server (in this case your 2003 server) not your destination server.

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    Author Comment

    Thanks for the clarification Cliff. Will migrating from the Server 2003 R2 be an issue? I've only done SBS to SBS migrations in the past.

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    by:Cliff Galiher
    As long as it is planned and tested with backups, you should be fine. I've done quite a few standard-to-SBS migrations, including 2011. The process works. The wildcard is the health of your servers and networks, so operating with a safety net is always recommended.


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