Partial Migration

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi there.

I have a client who is running SBS2003 Active Directory, they have a new SBS2008 and he wants to migrate all services to the new SBS2008 server except for Exchange which is running on the 2003. Is this possible or recommended?
Question by:Ergs
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    Expert Comment

    Yes, I believe you can run Exchange on a separate server, although you would need extra license.
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    Accepted Solution

    I think that no in a simple way. SBS versions requires that Active directory functions is installed and this must be the only DC on the network.

    Why don´t like migrate Exchange service to the new server? Exchange 2007 has new features that 2003 doesn´t have.

    Author Comment

    Hmmm. yes I think full migration may be the way to go.
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    Expert Comment

    You can have multiple DCs in a SBS network. You can not have any trusts, and you can only have 1 SBS server.

    Migrating Exchange to the new server is the way to go.

    Can your client get SBS2011 instead? That will get Exchange 2010 instead of Exchange 2007.  

    Author Closing Comment

    I graded B because it was a simple question and got a general answer.... which was good enough

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