replace existing SBS 2003 with 2012 Std. Server no Exchange
Posted on 2013-11-13
Just picked up a client currently running SBS 2003 managing DHCP, DNS for a 7 PC domain all workstations are XP Pro with folder redirection enabled. They are not using exchange at all, Just pop accounts on each workstation. They are pretty much just using the SBS as a straight file server - No SQL,etc.
The hardware currently is a DELL PE 2900 and is dying a slow painful death!
They want a new server so I proposed installing a DELL 110 II with 3 - 2 TB SAS drives in a RAID 5 / 16 GB of Memory / OS would be 2012 Standard Server - No Exchange.
I am planning to just create a new domain, copy the server data over, Drop the workstations to a workgroup then rejoin them to the newly created domain.
My main question is how to reverse folder redirection back to the PC's so i can copy off the data. Or are there other recommendations such as a direct migration.