?
Solved

Steps to migrate from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012

Posted on 2014-01-17
6
Medium Priority
?
806 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-19
I currently have a server running SBS 2003, and am about to install a new Windows 2012\Exchange 2013 server, and decommission the SBS server. Does anyone have a quick checklist to make sure I cover all the steps?

thank you
0
Comment
Question by:tx_it_guy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:Cliff Galiher
Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 39789098
With SBS being retired, you won't fond "quick" checklists. You'll find a grow walkthroughs, but I've found none are truly complete, your best strategy is to audit your environment and then create your own migration plan based on the various roles and programs you are using. Technet covers most of the built in roles, like DNS and DHCP. But careful planning is key to a successful migration these days, no easy shortcuts anymore.
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:FocIS
FocIS earned 500 total points
ID: 39789112
You can easily go from Server 2003 to Server 2012, but NOT so easily from SBS 2003.

Are you going to include Exchange (2010 or 2013) ?  Or going to a microsoft hosted solution?

In either case, you're probably going to need to set up the new server as a new network, new active directory, new users... back up their mailboxes to PST, import them into exchange (or sync online), then disjoin/rejoin the workstations to the new server.
0
 

Author Comment

by:tx_it_guy
ID: 39789127
Yes, I will be migrating from SBS to Exchange 2013. So you are saying that I cannot add the new 2013 server and transfer the domain roles over to it, but I have to create a new domain entirely?
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Mahesh
Mahesh earned 1000 total points
ID: 39789128
you CAN'T do a direct migration from SBS 2003 to Exchange 2013. This isn't possible now and will NOT be in the future, Exchange 2013 cannot be installed in the same AD domain with Exchange 2003. See the Exchange 2013 System Requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx

The only option you have if you want to migrate is first migrate exchange to Exchange 2010 SP3 and then migrate later to Exchange 2013.

So only real option at this time if you want to go to Server 2012 and Exchange 2013 is to start from scratch

Mahesh
0
 

Author Comment

by:tx_it_guy
ID: 39789348
Ok one more thing, when I bring up the Windows 2012 server, are you saying that I cannot have it on the same domain as my current SBS02 server? I was hoping to transition as seemless as possible, and was going to leave the SBS server up and running for a while since that is where all the user shares are...?
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 1000 total points
ID: 39789460
You can bring 2012 server as ADC but you can't introduce Exchange 2013

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dbc4f9e1-f169-49c6-b5bb-6e4cef247d53/migrate-sbs-2003-to-windows-server-2012-standard?forum=smallbusinessserver

Then You need to introduce 2010 SP3, migrate all mailboxes to 2010, demote 2003 DC to member server, rename it and user it for file shares

Alternatively you can start from scratch by building new Exchange 2013 environment and then start moving 2003 mailbox contents through pst

Mahesh
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question