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Help Migrating from SBS 2008 to Server standard with Exchange

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Hi,

I was wondering if I can get some help. I am looking to upgrade my abs 2008 server with all the updates to Server 2012 with exchange and all its updates. I have been reading and googling all day and still cant find a good step by step. For example the step "export mailboxes" does not mean much not me. I also seem to find different ways of of doing a migration. Can someone point me to a step by step with easy to follow instructions? I am over my head but I think I can mange this.

Thank you for your help in advance.
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Hard to suggest when we don't know what you have already reviewed.  There are several good articles on this forum already so search here.  "Move Mailboxes" for example should turn up the steps in an internet search.  But I understand this can be daunting.

Here are a couple more links that may help.

www.sbsmigration.com should have a path ready for your plan.  Well worth the modest cost to have someone with their experience hold your hand.

On this page are generalized migration paths and links to tools to make life easier:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sbs/gg981878.aspx

Then there are these:
To Regular Server
http://blogs.technet.com/b/infratalks/archive/2012/09/07/transition-from-small-business-server-to-standard-windows-server.aspx

This is a good guide for SBS 2003 to Server 2008R2 and Exchange 2010. It should pretty much apply.

Http://demazter.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/migrate-small-business-server-2003-to-exchange-2010-and-windows-2008-r2/ 

Once you have read it through and are comfortable with the process, fill in the blanks and do the extra steps (minus the SBS specific steps) from here:

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2011/05/sbs-2003-to-sbs-2011-migration-guide.html Philip's guide is excellent.
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by:Lionel MM
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If you are unfamiliar with exchange migration or upgrading you may want to consider a service that does this for you. They charge per mailbox. I know I spent one weekend trying to learn it an do it myself only to discover lots of items that id not transfer, many shared calendars not working properly and then when I used this service it was quick and easy and wish I had known about them before wasting an entire weekend. https://www.migrationwiz.com/ There are many like this but this one was the one I used.
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Thank you guys. I will keep reading. at some point soon today I'm going to have to just do this.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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I don't know what "tryi" mens so not sure why you are asking to have this question deleted. Was the suggestions provided not helpful or did you find your own solutions?
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Thank you guys for your help!
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