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Transfer User folders into new DC on a new domain

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Hi Experts,

Here is my task...  I have to put in place a new SBS 2011.  We currently have a SBS 2003 but the server has so many issues we just do not feel comfortable migrating at this point.  We rather start from scratch with a new domain and all.  So I have found a procedure to export the mailboxes from exchange 2003 to pst's and then importing them back into exchange 2010.  My issue is with the data, how do we copy the files from one server to the other (2 different domains) like all the user folders for instance.  Am I going to have some permission issues,  can it be done in a bulk task?   Maybe it is as simple as connecting from domain A to domain B with admin credentials for domain B and initiate the copy that way?  Is it a viable solution or is there some more efficient way of doing this... Bulk is the key in the answer... As well as a detail solution pls...

A stress by time consultant...
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Cris HannaSr IT Support Engineer
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You can't really recreate any connection between the 2003 and 2011 SBS severs.
When you create the new SBS 2011 server, it's going to create the User Folders...
So copy the data off from the old SBS 2003 server to a large USB drive.

Then just copy the data to the appropriate user folder on the new server
greg wardSenior Systems Engineer
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or have a login script which copies the data from the old sever to the new server...

Greg
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I found a guide describing migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg563801.aspx
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