Best way to upgrade sbs 2003 to a new setup
Posted on 2013-06-01
I have a question, we have an old SBS 2003 server with about 10 users that is in need of a big upgrade.
What system is the best option to migrate to?
We use Exchange, Terminal services, file sharing and SQL.
Normally I would migrate to a new Proliant server with SBS 2011 with a premium add-on licence, I would use vmware ESXI 5 to virtualise the current SBS 2003 server install a second SBS 2011 and migrate the data, then i'd install a server 2008 r2 for Terminal services and the SQL.
For the back-up I would use veeam backup software.
Is this the best option? Or should we turn to a online hosting from Microsoft? Or use Hyper-V to cut some licensing costs?
What would you recommend?