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Migrate SBS 2008 to Server 2008 R2 Standard

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We are moving from our SBS 2008 server and putting in a Windows 2008 R2 server into our environment.  I understand there is a migration wizard when migrating from SBS to SBS.  Is there also a migration wizard to migrate to a 2008 Standard server (non-SBS).  We want to take all the FSMO roles, Exchange boxes (2010 new server), sharepoint (2010 Ent new server), make it the primary DC and remove our SBS box.  Any suggestions would be helpful.
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The migration wizard you are talking about is a SBS wizard so if you are migrating to a none SBS system there is no wizard. As far as I know there is also no official microsoft documentation for these kind of migrations available.

But ofcourse there is information in the community that might help.

In just big lines, the migration would be the next couple of steps:

Add a new server to your SBS domain, make it domain additonal controller (do not move the FSMO roles at this time, this should be done as last step, bacause SBS needs to hold the FSMO roles)
Install all roles, features and software you need, (of course it is best practice to install Exchange and Sharepoint not on a domain controller but on a dedicated member server)
Migrate all data to the new server(s)
Last step would be move the FSMO roles and demote the SBS server.

I have put some information about migrations in a blog post this might help: http://blog.ronnypot.nl/?p=914

Also this blog post might help, it is about migrating from SBS 2003 to Server 2008R2 and Exchange 2010 but most steps are pretty much the same:
http://demazter.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/migrate-small-business-server-2003-to-exchange-2010-and-windows-2008-r2/
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by:trivin
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I am going to do the same, but then migrating to Windows server 2012, and Exchange 2013.
So I am going to follow this post.
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@trivin, for your information there isn't a possibility to migrate from Exchange 2007 or 2010 to Exchange 2013 at the moment. For Exchange 2010 you have to wait for Service Pack 3 which is expected first half 2013 and for Exchange 2007 there isn't any update announced for interopebillity with exchange 2013.
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by:trivin
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we uses sbs2011, and indeed with Exchange 2010.
Our sbs is oversized, and the licenses are changed, so I need to move it.

Thanks for the information, I found as well the same information now, so I have to wait.
Or do a migration to exchange 2010, but with a windows server 2012 dc in stead of the SBS.
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