SBS 2003 upgrade to Exchange 2010 and AD 2008

Hi,

I have SBS 2003 domain with one SBS 2003 server and another DC running Windows server 2012 and the Active directory as AD 2003 on it.

I need to dismantle this server so that I can upgrade the DC to run Active Directory 2008.

I will also need Exchange 2010 on another server running Windows server 2012 and migrate the current Exchange 2003, running on SBS 2003 to this server.

Please help me with the correct procedure. I would prefer to do the exchange part first and then shutdown the current server and then upgrade the DC to run Active Directory 2008.

Thanks.

Roger38
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You have the right idea - you need to move to Exchange 2010, then you can undo SBS.

For the Exchange migration bit, forget that it is SBS, and treat it as a regular migration.

Microsoft have a tool which will give you the steps to migrate to the new version. Do ensure that you are using Exchange 2010 SP3 media.

http://technet.microsoft.com/exdeploy

Get Exchange off, uninstalled etc then you can look at removing SBS completely.
That pretty much means running DCPROMO then cleaning up the mess.

Another guide I could point you to is the SBS 2011 migration guide.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg563801.aspx

While you aren't migrating to SBS 2011, a lot of the steps in there are still valid. You will need to review it and decide what you are and are not doing.

Simon.
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Roger38Author Commented:
Thanks all,

To be precise, can you send me the procedure on how to migrate from exchange 2003 in SBS 2003 to a VM running windows Server 2012 as a member server in the same domain, on which I can install Exchange 2010. I want only exchange part migrated first.

I will worry about the AD part later ( migrate from SBS 2003 to AD 2008) to be put on another server running windows 2012.

Thanks.

Roger38
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
As I wrote above, forget that it is SBS.
The deployment guide I linked to above will give the results. If you are looking for something that specifically deals with SBS then I have never seen one.

Simon.
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Roger38Author Commented:
Thanks a million for every bodies input.
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