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SBS 2008 migration to SBS 2011 21 day grace period

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Hi,

I've found multiple references on how to extend the 21 grace period when migrating from SBS 2003 to newer versions BUT no references from SBS 2008 to 2011. I dont believe the fix for SBS 2003 applies to SBS 2008 as I cant find the sbscore service. Does anybody know:

a) Confirm that the 21 day migration period applies to sbs 2008 to sbs 2011
b) how can we extend it as our migration is taking longer than expected?

Thank you!
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Originally SBS 2003 had a 7 day grace period. The hotfix was to extend SBS 2003 to have a 21 day grace period. This patch will not work for 2008 or 2011.

SBS 2008 actually has a 30 day grace period.

The grace period only comes into affect when you move the FSMO roles.

When I do these migrations I just move the FSMO roles last. Then after that all I have to do is a DCPROMO to remove the DC functions.

Do everything else first. Move email, move printers, move file shares and move all other software application. Then move the FSMO last. 30 days should be more than enough at that point, because you only have to demote it from being a DC, which should take no more than 1 hour.
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Great explanation; thanks for that. Now...what happens if I already moved the roles? Any way we can extend the 30 day?
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There is no extension.

BUT, the easy fix is to move the roles back to the SBS server. Then once you complete everything else, move then once more as part of the decommissioning process.
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