Add SBS2011 to existing SBS2003 server
Posted on 2012-09-04
I want to add an additional server to an existing sbs2003 server, which currently servers files, SQL and mail. The new SBS2011 server should take over the SQL part, and be accessible simulateously. Once that is ready, it should take over the mail as well.
The mail is currently retrieved from an external box (an catch-all mailbox). On the new server the mail will be send directly.
How I should get this to work without the combination with the existing SBS2003 server I know. What should do and not do, to get them working together?
- Can I install the new server offline, give it the same domain name, and once on site, connect? I want to do as much as possible before joining.
- What is the correct procedure to combine these servers?
(Moving SQL is not the isssue, the issue is, not to disrupt the existing server, and add the new with the same access as the old one.)