Migrate From SBS 2008 To Windows Server 2008 R2 And Exchange 2010

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-24
I have read the excellent migration how-to by demazter at ExpertsExchangeLink and we are faced with a similar migration. However, I had a question. After the migration, will I be able to keep the old SBS 2008 server name and IP address on the new system? Thank you.
Question by:ctsuhako
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    by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
    Is the new server a Member server or DC\GC ?
    Ideally you can change the IP but it isnt recommended to change the Name as it can break the application and thats never Good.

    - Rancy
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    The short answer is no. Using "standard" migration methods does not allow you to re-use the old server name. You can migrate twice...once to a temp name, and then back. Or you can perform a "swing" migration  which is a systemized variation of the above. One of those approaches must be used.

    Author Closing Comment

    That is what I thought. I have done a swing migration before and that may be how I proceed. I don't know how many instances of the server name are used within the network and it would be nightmare trying to discover every instance where it is used. Thank you.

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