Transition from sbs 2008 to separate AD and Exchange srv.
Posted on 2014-07-21
We have the following scenario.
Existing environment is an SBS2008 (Running Exchange and AD services) and 2 application servers. The machines are getting old and unstable so we proceeded by installing vmware.
Is there any way to do a transition from the exisisting SBS 2008 server to two new servers (running as vm's) ?
Our final goal is to remove the SBS. But first we must move the AD services and Exchange services to the new servers. The system is live with arroung 50 clients (local are remote). The things we did untill now is to setup the new VMware ESXi with 2 vm's windows 2012 std. The plan is to use those 2 new vm's for AD and exchange. As far as the other two exisiting physical serves is concerned, software wise are fine but hardware wise we are concerned. So we will transfer them to vm using VM standalone tools.