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SBS2011

Hi,

One of my clients wishes to replace their existing sbs2003 server with sbs 2011.

They currently have;

SBS2003 SP2(Root Server)
Server 2008 Standard SP1 (Member Server) for Sage
Server 2012 (Domain Controller) used as a File Server/Active Directory
Server 2000  SP4 (Member Server) which holds their old legacy SQL system

They still use the legacy system for reference.

Can all of these servers connect to a SBS2011 server enviroment?

Probably an easy question, but only if you know the answer....

Also any advice or links to help with the migration would be great.

Thanks and Kind regards,
Col
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Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
i cannot see why won't it connect to all of it.

here is the guide >>> http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=14570
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ktaczalaCommented:
SBS can only have 1 domain controller that holds all the roles.  you Stated that you have a 2012 DC.  You would have to xfer the roles.  SBS2011 has a utility that allows 2 DC's for 30 days to exist in the same domain,  this is for migration only. Not sure if the SBS2011 Migration utility will allow you setup the 2012 for migration.
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VitalNetworkSolutionsAuthor Commented:
Would it be best to demote the 2012 server back to a member server before migrating?
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ktaczalaCommented:
Doing that you would lose your domain.

Search for articles by dmazter.  He's written several about migrating SBS.  He may have some insight into your dilema.  Here's his blog site. http://demazter.wordpress.com/
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ktaczalaCommented:
Oops sorry, didn't notice that you have sbs 2003 as primary DC.  Given that you should have no problem migrating to SBS 2011. (Well, in theory).  I think I would Demote the 2012 just to be safe.  There are several documents out there that guide you thru step by step on the migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011.  I will actually be doing one for a customer in the next week or so.
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VitalNetworkSolutionsAuthor Commented:
Ok, Thanks (I panicked when I read your first message... lose my domain!!)
Do you have a step thru' guide you are following?
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