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Migrating from SBS 2008 to essentials 2012

I am trying to do a migration of sbs 2008 standard to server 2012 essentials and office 365.
When I try  to run the migration prep tool on the source server (sbs 2008 standard) I keep getting an error stating that the user must me a member of the domain admin, schema admin and enterprise admins groups.
the user account that is running the prep tool is a member of those gorups. I even created a new account to test and that account gets the same error.
I found one post stating that if the primary group is set as one of the 3 required groups it will fail. I have verified that this is not the case. I am stuck here.
There are only 6 users on the network, so would it just be faster to migrate the email to office 365 and just do a clean install of essentials and create a new domain?
The only major hang up is a crm software package that uses SQL and ad rights to function.
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If you're having issues with the source server, it may be worth doing a clean, fresh install if you only have 6 users to migrate.

My thinking is you'll only migrate the current challenges you're having on the source server to the new server.

The time you spend troubleshooting can be spent on your new environment.

Just be sure you know the admin passwords of the client machines.

Good Luck!
RMSNCAuthor Commented:
I guess I will go that route. THe old domain will remain up until the migration is finished, so I can reset the desktop local admin. 3 of the dsktops will be new systems anyway. I was just hoping to find a quick answer. Thanks
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