SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Migration

Posted on 2012-09-14
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Last Modified: 2012-09-17
I have a client with SBS 2003 who are moving to SBS 2011 Standard. What is the best way of migrating without having too much downtime for the business. In particular I am looking to keep the domain name the same then we don't have to run around 23 client PC's, drop them from the current domain and put them into the new one.

Can anyone please provide best practice migration plans for this scenario.

Many thanks.
Question by:championit
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Cliff Galiher earned 1000 total points
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Microsoft has an SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration document on technet. This will preserve your domain name.

Alternatively, you can purchase a. Iteration kit from SBSMigration.com that comes with documentation, 90 days support, and uses a method  that virtually eliminates downtime. It also preserves your domain name.

Both are good options, choose which one baed on budget, goals, and risk tolerance.
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by:Sushil Sonawane
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Please refer below link to migrate settings and data from an existing server running Windows Small Business Server 2003


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