Solved

Migrate sbs2003 to sbs2011

Posted on 2012-03-27
5
660 Views
Last Modified: 2012-09-01
Hi there,

I had no luck with a migration from sbs2003 to 2011 the way microsoft advices. Basically everything got stuck after the import of the migration file and the new server didn't finished the installation.

I wonder is it not possible just to do a clean install of sbs2011 with some kind of domain and somehow copy manually AD data like users and profiles and domain-joined computers from the old computer to the fresh installed computer with an "USB stick". This instead of connectiong the two servers (with a migration file to a server in the setup/installation state) and drag-drop the users from one OU to the other?
0
Comment
Question by:Pmagistra
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Shaik M. Sajid
ID: 37771604
try again upgrading sbs ...

initially fully upgrade sbs2003

then upgrade the schema..  see the best srticle t orevise

http://uksbsguy.com/blogs/doverton/archive/2008/07/02/how-to-migrate-from-sbs-2003-to-small-business-server-2008-sbs-2008.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4023

all the best
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 37771608
No, that's not possible.  The way AD works, you MIGHT be able to use the active directory migration tool (ADMT) but that's messy at best.  

Did you verify the health of the domain BEFORE you started?

There are other methods of migration - including Demazter article on Experts-Exchange and the SBS Migration kit from www.sbsmigration.com (not free, but I have never heard anyone say anything bad about it - other than it wasn't free).

I've used the MS migration method several times and the worst I've had is a hiccup in copying AD users.  You need to follow it closely and read it carefully, but it works.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Pmagistra earned 0 total points
ID: 37771888
Thx Leew, I thought already that is was not possible and yes I went step by step through the proces described in the " 100" pages manual. Best practices analyser everything ok and green ticks everywhere. That was from my site, however MS on their site gave off course some errors during the proces I had to settle seperate from the manual. That were known migration issues but very annoying.

Thx Shaiksjai however as far as I know upgrade from 2003 to 2011 is not possible according to MS upgrade path.

Seems I have to refer back to the microsoft approach.
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 37773618
Not necessarily - you can look at demazter's guide and or use sbsmigration - which includes support.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Pmagistra
ID: 38356825
No solution other than possible not possible.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

687 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question