SBS 2003 migrate to SBS 2011
Posted on 2012-04-12
I have inherited a client that has a SBS2003 server with a few funky problems. I believe they are DNS related, but haven't been able to track down the problems very quickly. Some machines lose internet access only, then they will start working and others will lose internet only. I removed a HP ethernet adapter from Teaming, since it was showing failures. Apparently, the company had a lightning strike that kicked off these problems. Anyway, I am installing a SBS 2011 this weekend. I have migrated SBS2003 to new hardware a few times and I understand going to 2011 should be much easier. I am really asking for an opinion here. With the strange errors, should I export mailboxes at the workstation level, upgrade and restore, or should I do the traditional migration. I certainly don't want to pull any settings that are going to mess up the 2011 install.