Server 2003 R2 to SBS 2011 migration

We performed an SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration over the weekend and were quite impressed with the tool for doing this but wondered is it possible to use this tool for a Server 2003 R2 (non SBS) to SBS 2011 migration?  If so, it will save us a massive amount of time as there is no Exchange to mess about with, just need to keep the domain name the same, migrate FSMO, DHCP and DNS to new server.
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sivanovConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes you could use the SBS 2011 migration preparation tool on "windows 2003" ", just make sure that: The following prerequisites must be met:

Comments removed as they were simply copied / pasted from the following link:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/01/20/introducing-the-sbs-2011-migration-preparation-tool.aspx
 
If you do not meet one or more of the prerequisites you will receive an error:
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
What tool are you referring to?  I am not aware of any migration tools for SBS migrations.
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
My question has been hijacked!!  Here's the guide which explains better my friend:

http://demazter.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/migrate-small-business-server-2003-to-small-business-server-2011/
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
That isn't a tool - it is a guide!
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
Sigh.....it's a guide on how to the use the SBS 2011 migration tool.

Here's another link:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/01/20/introducing-the-sbs-2011-migration-preparation-tool.aspx

If you have any other questions regarding the SBS 2011 migration tool, please post a question!  Many thanks.
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
Ok guys, can somebody help me with my question?!

Thanks.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You can use the same article (Demazter's) and just skip the parts that are not relevant.

I've not used the preparation tool for a straight server to sbs server migration - you just have to perform the steps it takes manually:

1. Raise the domain and forest functional levels to Windows Server 2003
2. Run ADPREP to extend the Active Directory schema to Server 2008 R2

Then you need to run dcdiag to make sure that the source domain is happy and fix anything that isn't and you should be good to go.
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify:

•Software ¿.Net 2.0 SP1
 ¿Microsoft PowerShell 2.0
 ¿Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer

These are all to be installed on the SOURCE server, i.e. the 2003 R2 box?
 
•User Permissions ¿Enterprise Admin
 ¿Schema Admin
 ¿Domain Admin

Unsure what you mean here....
 
•Source Machine ¿Schema Master FSMO Role
 ¿Infrastructure Master FSMO Role

The source machine is the FSMO roles holding server, so I suppose this is ok?
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sivanovCommented:
Sorry being not clear :-)

Comments removed as they were simply copied / pasted from the following link:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/01/20/introducing-the-sbs-2011-migration-preparation-tool.aspx

if u had more questions feel free to ask :-)
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
That's perfect sivanov, thanks.
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
Wow, really?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Yes - all from the link that YOU provided.
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
Righto Alan-THANKS.
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sivanovCommented:
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
Well, we performed the migration and I can confirm the migration tool does work with 2003 R2 to SBS!
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icuadminAuthor Commented:
WOrked well.
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