Swing Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011
Posted on 2012-08-28
I am trying to complete a swing migration from SBS2003 to SBS 2011. I have followed the instructions to do a New Local Move request for Exchange and I have 2 mailboxes that are failing. They are still showing as Legacy Mailboxes and on the client side they are still pointing to the old server?? The other issue im having is not quite understanding how and when the new machine becomes the NEW server that is completely doing all the functions of the old. For example, I migrated the users shared folders (ie. Home Directories) from the old server to the new server using Robocopy and everything seems to be copied over, however, when I update a document on one of my client machines it does not reflect on the new server under the users share?? There is one last step to the Migration Wizard Home and that is to "Finish Migration" "This task guides you through the process of removing the source server from the Windows SBS network" I was hesitant to complete this step as the migration instructions suggest leaving both servers up and running to make sure Exchange is working properly on the new SBS2011 box. Also, I did not complete the last step because of the exchange mailbox problem mentioned above. This is critical as I am on a 21 day countdown and still have to migrate again back to the original server.