Migrating SBS 2003 SP2  to W2K8 R2 Standard

Posted on 2012-03-27
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Last Modified: 2012-03-28

Is it possible to migrate SBS 2003 to W2K8 R2, then transfer the FSMO roles?

Or, Am I better off building a brandnew DC,  disjoin the clients and join them into the new domain?

The site has only 5 users max....

Appreciate your input.
Question by:mcse2007
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Geodash earned 200 total points
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You can transfer the rolls from SBS to w2K8r2. If you are going to be getting rid of the SBS after you transfer, just make sure you follow the steps to remove or migrate Exchange and Sharepoint correctly from SBS.

Juts run a DC promo from W2k8r2 on the domain, transfer the rolls, migrate Exchange (if you are doing that) and Sharepoint etc.
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pwindell earned 720 total points
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Only 5 users?

Start from scratch and forget it.  Save yourself,...and everyone else,... a bunch of trouble.
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Move the user's mail into local PST Files on their machines while still on the old system.  After they join the new Domain and start working with the new Exchange then you can move their mail from the PST back into their mailbox (or just leave it where it is).

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That's what I thought....the good thing is they decided to decommission their exchange since they already have moved their mailboxes to the cloud through Gmail.

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